S-G mulls puling out of Tech Valley
Cites budget concerns, parents students speak out
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In this S C O T I A •G L E N V I L L E
Number 12 75¢ March 26, 2009
Local author Dominick Rizzo
shares his experience with de-
pression in his latest book, “The
Spiral Staircase of My Life.” Pro-
ceeds of the book will be donat-
ed to the American Foundation out for
for Suicide Prevention.
See story on Page 10.
for gifted students
By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH
Close to 20 parents and
From left to right, Charles Steiner, Schenectady even one student gathered at
County Legislator Martin Finn; Angelo Mazzone, the Monday, March 23, Board
owner of Glen Sanders Mansion; Matt Mazzone, of Education meeting to plead
Cool as ice CFO of One Repuation; Wendy Voelker, Schenectady
County Special Events Coordinator; Susan Savage,
the case for keeping the Young
Scholars program intact.
John Zimmerman, a three- Schenectady County Legislature Chairwoman; The district is mulling the
time U.S. pairs champion, is Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton; Schenectady idea of bringing the program
debuting as a solo skater in this County Legislator Angelo Santabarbara; and for gifted students, which is
year’s edition of Smucker’s Stars Schenectady County Legislator Jim Buhrmaster currently outsourced through
gather for the Schenectady County Chamber of Capital District BOCES, in
on Ice. The tour comes to the Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, house.
area on Sunday, March 29. March 19, showcasing renovations made to Glen Several Scotia-Glenville
See story on Page 16. Sanders Mansion. Angelo Mazzone made a $1 teachers already run OPAL, or
million renovation to the facility, including upgrades Oppor tunities and Program-
to the grand ballroom and entrance, left. ming for Advanced Learners,
Ariana Cohn/Spotlight and other programs for gifted
students, and many parents feel
Glen Sanders gets $1M facelift adding Young Scholars to the
workload may be too much.
Scotia-Glenville is in the
Landmark mansion lion in structural and aesthetic historical signiﬁcance of the
middle of budget season and
improvements in advance of original building,” said Angelo
unveils extensive its grand reopening to mark Mazzone, president of the Maz-
has looked at moving the
Young Scholars program with-
renovations its 20th anniversary under the zone Management Group, in
in the district to keep school
ownership of the Mazzone Man- a written statement. “We are
agement Group. conﬁdent that these upgrades
By JACKIE SHER Superintendent Susan
“I’ve been privileged to run and improvements will ensure
email@example.com Swar tz has proposed an elimi-
Glen Sanders Mansion for continued success for Glen
nation of the Young Scholars
the past 20 years, and to mark Sanders Mansion for decades to
Mohon falls On Thursday, March 19,
Glen Sanders Mansion – a ban-
this anniversary I thought it come, while preserving the his-
programs in grades four and
five next year for a savings of
seemed like a natural time to tory that makes Glen Sanders
in semis quet house, inn and restaurant
– unveiled more than $1 mil-
renovate and update the facil-
$45,000. Under her proposal,
The Mohonasen girls basket- ity while keeping in mind the ■ Glen Page 12
■ Scholars Page 12
ball team’s playoff run ended
last Friday with a 68-56 loss to
Section I champion Albertus
Magnus in the Class A state
semiﬁnals at Hudson Valley
Diseased trees to be removed
Ofﬁcials say effort will Director James McFarland and chip the sick trees and trenches and the risk of dam-
Community College. confirmed on Monday, March those surrounding them. age to proper ty was too high,
contain the spread 23, that the trees af fected by “The DEC put a lot of time and to adequately prevent the
See story on Page 28. of oak wilt oak wilt disease will be re- and thought into how to best spread of the disease, the DEC
moved. deal with this rare situation. will have to cut and chip all red
The Depar tment of Envi- We want homeowners to know oaks within 150 feet of the sev-
By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH ronmental Conser vation has that the oak wilt has been con- en infested trees. McFarland
firstname.lastname@example.org spent the past several months tained and removal will pre- said that the risk of white oaks
studying the area and has de- vent the risk of transmittal,” transmitting oak wilt is vir tu-
Glen Oaks residents will re- termined that trenching would said McFarland. ally nonexistent and therefore,
ceive a letter this week after be too costly and disruptive The letter to residents
Glenville Parks and Recreation and has instead opted to cut said the cost of installing the
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Page 2 • March 26, 2009 Spotlight
Legislative Day Police Blotter
Police charge teen with
breaking into vehicles
The Rotterdam Police an underage person working
Department announced the arrest under the direct supervision of
of Jesse Rober ts, 18, of 1107 the police went into stores and
Cutler St., Apt. A3, Rotterdam on attempted to buy an alcoholic
charges of breaking into vehicles beverage. Three arrests were
in the Town of Rotterdam. made at three different stores.
Roberts is charged with grand Charged with unlawfully
larceny and criminal possession dealing with a child, a class A
of stolen proper ty, both class misdemeanor, for selling an
E felonies, and forger y in the alcoholic beverage to a person
second degree, a class D felony. under the age of 21, were the
In the early morning hours following: Sam Enbawe, 24, of
of Thursday, March 19, Roberts Albany at the Mobil Mar t on
and another subject who has not Main Street in Pattersonville;
been identiﬁed, allegedly broke Erika Barrett, 17, of Schenectady,
into several cars in the Colonial at the Quik-Mart on Main Street
Manor area and took a variety of in Rotterdam; and Sarah Bridge,
items, including change, credit 37, of Schenectady, at the Cold
cards and GPS units. According Spring Store on Hamburg Street
to investigators, Roberts then in Rotterdam.
Pictured far left bottom is State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) meeting with Schenectady County allegedly used a credit card taken All will appear in Rotterdam
residents and members of the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17 in Albany during from one of the vehicles at the Town Court Friday, April 13.
the group’s Legislative Day. Others in the photo include: Betty Wandem, Susan Groh, James Groh, Aubrey Hannaford store in Rotterdam, • Glenville police arrested
Lovelace, Lori Kehoe, Deb Cody, Carie Cody, Elaine Zimmer, Lois Van Schaick, Leonard Van Schaick, Barbara as well as a Dunkin’ Donuts Roger Kolberg, 27, of
Van Schaick,George Van Schaick, Holly Van Schaick, William Preville, Andrew Yuhasz, Jay Stillinger, Larelie and Hess Mar t. Rober ts was Pleasantview Avenue in Glenville
Phillips and Joann Rarids. arrested late Sunday, arraigned on Wednesday, March 18, on
Submitted photo and remanded to the Schenectady DWI charges and operating a
County Sherif f’s Department. motor vehicle with a suspended
IN BRIEF The investigation is continuing. license/registration.
• Glenville police arrested
JCC to hold a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be available from 10:30 am until
This event, which is free and noon while supplies last. Other arrests Jason Scoﬁeld, 19, of Willow Lane
in Glenville, on Saturday, March
health fair open to the community, offers health Businesses that would like display • Rotterdam police conducted
checks of numer ous r etail 14, on DWI charges.
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish screenings, information about area information should contact Claire
Community Center will hold a health resources, refreshments, drawing Sigal, director of the senior adult establishments for underage • Glenville police arrested
and services fair for adults and prizes, chair massages and quick program at the Albany JCC, at 438- alcohol sales the evening of George Tongue, 64, of Woodside
seniors Sunday, April 26, from 10:30 adult hair cuts. Free boxed brunches 6651, ext. 112 Friday, March 20. In each case Drive in Glenville, on Sunday,
March 15, on DWI charges.
• Glenville police arrested
Jeffery Melber, 55, of Fredricks
We teach children to get along! Road in Glenville, on Thursday,
March 12, on charges of DWAI by
Early Childhood Education and Child Care drugs – second prior conviction
– a felony.
from 6 weeks–Middle School
Now accepting applications for Sept 2009 IN BRIEF
to be honored
The Foundation of NYS
Nurses is hosting an event to
honor nurse educators Friday,
March 27, from 5:30 to 8:30
All nurses and the public
are invited to attend. Dinner
and drinks will be served. The
cost is $75, and payment can
be sent to Linda Sickler at
the foundation, 2113 Western
Avenue, Guilderland 12084.
For information, call Sickler
at 456-7858, ext 23.
2565 Balltown Road Niskayuna
377-8803 or email@example.com
Call Spotlight at 439-4949.
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Spotlight March 26, 2009 • Page 3
MRSA Recipe for Success
Ofﬁcials investigate possibility
of staph infection
By JACKIE SHER
Of ficials are investigating
whether or not MRSA was the
cause of death for 17-year-old Kyle
Gagnon, a Rotterdam Central High
School junior who died over the
weekend shortly after entering the
hospital for what was believed to be
“We’re working with the county
and state health departments on
their investigations into this, but
we don’t have any conﬁrmation on
how he died,” said Adrienne Leon,
spokeswoman for the Mohonasen
Central School District.
According to the state Department
of Health, MRSA, or methicillin-
resistant Staphylococcus aureus,
or “staph,” is a type of bacteria that
naturally exists in the environment.
If the bacteria enter the skin through Above: The beat goes on with music students
a cut or scrape, it can cause infections of the SCCC Jazz Ensemble under the
that look like pimples or boils. Most direction of William Meckley.
are minor and can be treated with
antibiotics, but MRSA is a strain that Left: SCCC culinary students stand proud.
resists treatment. The Schenectady County Community
In a letter home to parents and College will be holding the SCCC
guardians of the school district, Foundation’s 19th annual foundation
high school principal David Collins gala, “Food for Thought and All That
wrote: “Please know that we have Jazz,”Tuesday, April 7, at 5:45 p.m.
been in touch with the Schenectady The fundraiser will beneﬁt SCCC students.
County Health Department, which Food and entertainment are provided by
has conﬁrmed that the district has SCCC culinary students and the SCCC
the proper procedures in place to Jazz Ensemble, from two of the school’s
ensure ... students and staff are safe nationally accredited programs. For tickets,
in the school building.” call 381-1490.
The mood in the halls of
Mohonasen Central High School Submitted photos
has been somber as students mourn
the loss of their classmate, who was
described as popular and active in the
school’s athletics program.
“Kyle was a bright and popular
student who will be missed greatly
both inside and outside the walls of
our school,” wrote Collins.
S-G may pull out of Tech Valley school
According to Leon, the school Idea met with skepticism who was admitted to Tech Valley student within the district is a little “Anytime you can give kids the
has brought counselors and social by a number of parents next year through a lottery system, bit harder to calculate. chance to press them beyond their
workers to assist grieving school is now being told his tuition may “As for a comparison on costs, limits, it’s worth it,” she said. “I am
and current students not be in next year’s budget, and learning things in ways I never
community members. I don’t have one except the very
Leon said that counseling and By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH his father, Scott Phillips, said that simple one of dividing our $45.8 imagined. I am learning in a way
support continued into the school firstname.lastname@example.org telling students they have been million budget by 2,900 kids,” that I will always remember.”
day on Tuesday, March 24, for selected and then taking it away Hanlon said. “That would work Board President Margaret
anyone who needed it, and students As the Scotia-Glenville Board of sends the wrong message about out to around $15,812 per student, Smith asked Prentice if, given
have been hanging posters and signs Education prepares the budget for the district’s priorities. though this is not a per fect the opportunity, she would come
in memory of Gagnon. the next school year with an eye “It’s been a roller coaster for us comparison.” back to the high school to show
“You see these boys he played on current economic difﬁculties, the past week and a half,” Phillips Phillips said the benefits teachers and students what she
sports with just looking so torn up, Tech Valley High School tuition told the board. “We had Luke’s outweigh the costs. has learned.
and it’s heartbreaking,” said Leon. was mentioned as an item that guidance counselor tell us he was “How does this beneﬁt our district Prentice said fellow Tech Valley
may be scratched in order to keep selected, and I have not seen him as a whole to not take advantage of student Bruno Pinhero has done
Collins wrote that parents with
concerns about MRSA should contact costs in line, but the idea is not that happy in a very long time. To exactly that, and she would be
this amazing team of educators?”
their doctor, or go to the district’s Web sitting well with some parents, then take this opportunity away willing to also.
asked Phillips. “Next year they are
site at www.mohonasen.org/health/ especially one who was told his from him is heartbreaking.” moving to the University at Albany “We want to be able to show
MRSA.cfm. child might have the opportunity Phillips said he spoke to the Campus in East Greenbush, what we have learned and be able
to attend next year. Tech Valley principal regarding where students will be able to be to integrate that with area high
Several parents told the board the tuition costs for next year and hands-on with biotech science. schools,” said Prentice.
at the Monday, March 23, meeting said he was told it would actually They can then bring back to
that they feel keeping Scotia- cost the district the same amount The district is also
the community what they have looking to save money by
Glenville students at the high-tech to send three students next year learned, which makes this a real
school is important not just for the as it cost to send two students not replacing the director of
Editorial Pages .....................6 success story.” curriculum position currently
students but for the community this year.
Sports ........................... 27-28 as a whole. Many said that the Tech Valley High School is a held by Joseph Kavanaugh,
Obituaries ...........................1 9 Communications specialist for regional public high school that
education students receive at the district Robert Hanlon said that who will be retiring in June.
Tech Valley would allow them was created to prepare students The board is hoping to adopt a
Family Entertainment with the tuition decrease, it will
to bring innovation back to the to be part of the region’s growing building project proposal and
Calendar of Events .............17 cost $12,000 plus transportation
district. high-tech economy. the 2009-2010 budget at a special
Classiﬁed ...................... 24-25 to send each student.
Crossword ..........................17 Eighth-grader Luke Phillips, Halle Prentice, a Scotia- meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday,
He said the cost of educating a April 1, at the middle school.
Legals .................................26 Glenville freshman who attends
Real Estate .........................25 Spotlight (USPS 013-251) is published each Thursday by Spotlight LLC, 125 Adams St., Delmar, Tech Valley, told the board that Board members also plan to hold
Weddings ............................18 N.Y. 12054. Periodicals Postage Rates paid at Delmar, N.Y., and at additional mailing ofﬁces.. she is grateful for the opportunity a public hearing on the building
At Your Service ...................27 Postmaster: send address changes to Spotlight, 125 Adams St., P.O. Box 100, Delmar, N.Y. 12054. and wants to see it offered to the project Monday, March 30, at 7
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Page 4 • March 26, 2009 Spotlight
You can go home again, but leave the car running
By WILLIAM R. DEVOE The other day, Nathan was “He really can’t have those that he described as “exotic.” He
email@example.com walking around the house, brownies,” my wife, Jess, says. rattled off the list of ingredients,
screaming his face off. He does “We don’t know if he’s allergic like he did for the six nights
D e s p i t e w h a t t h e y s a y, this from time to time, just to to nuts or not.” before, and I remember hearing
you can go home again. If check the acoustics, I think, or “He’s not allergic to nuts,” hot dogs, cumin and beet juice in
you have parents like mine, to see if he can shatter a wine my father pipes up from his there somewhere, among other
however, you may not sur vive glass. I’m not sure. recliner in the family room. ingredients I have since forgotten
the experience. He staggers into the kitchen, or my mind has blocked out to
“How are you so sure?” I
In the course of purchasing where he knows he will get ask. preserve my own sanity.
what will be our ﬁrst home, my if I so much as looked at my
father’s expansive collection sympathy from his mother “I’ve been feeding him My brother realized it was
family had to move in with my and grandmother. They’r e going to be awful before I did.
parents for a couple months. of tools without ﬁrst asking his peanuts for the past three weeks
permission, I was immediately suckers. and he hasn’t complained yet.” “There’s no picture on the
It really hasn’t been that bad, “I think his teeth are recipe,” he whispered to me,
all things considered, and we sent to my room. The other day, Food is key in the DeVoe
my father and I went down to the bothering him,” I say to them. household — always has been, sounding somewhat scared. “All
really appreciate their taking the other cards had a picture
us in while we’re homeless, basement to ﬁnd Kevin beating “You could rub some anisette always will be. My mother came
on a 30-year-old Milwaukee on his gums,” my mother says straight off the boat from Italy on it, but there’s no picture on
but it has made me think of this one.”
the vast dif ference between power drill with a ball-peen to me, talking about the licorice- and takes great pride in her
being a parent and being a hammer. I saw color coming to flavored liqueur. “That used cooking ability. When I was As my father worked, the
grandparent. my father’s face. to calm you and your brother younger, all the neighborhood kitchen became a place of terrible
Now he’s done it, I thought, down.” kids used to gather on the porch smells. It wasn’t long before my
First of all, my 5-year-old, father realized that this wasn’t
Kevin, and his 18-month-old and I have to admit I was “You want me to get my of the house I ﬁnd myself in now
per versely pleased at the 18-month-old son so drunk he if they knew she was making going to be the most palatable of
brother, Nathan — two of the dishes, either, but he was — and
most low-down, crooked and ill- thought of my son receiving won’t be able to feel his own lasagna. If it weren’t for pasta,
some sor t of punishment for teeth? And you used to do that I wouldn’t have had any friends still is — a ﬁrm believer in not
tempered rapscallions that have wasting food, so he pressed on.
ever lived — can do no wrong in something that surely would to me and Dan? No one ever growing up.
their grandparents’ eyes. Things have landed me in militar y called Social Ser vices on you No one really knows where Finally, my father spooned
that used to land my brother and school if I’d done it as a kid. when I was growing up?” my father came from. One of his a thin, brown gruel into three
me in the brig (our room) for But then my father turned to “Well, let’s see if something friends, when I was very young, bowls. He double-checked the
weeks at a time when we were me … and he was smiling! sweet will cheer him up,” my told me my father crawled out recipe and added pieces of the
growing up are now shrugged “He’s going to be a little Bob mother says, and she heads for of the primordial soup eons ago, well-seasoned hot dogs to the
off without a thought. Vila,” he beamed. “He’s a smart the refrigerator. just as grumpy and orner y as water y mess.
Nathan breaks a plate? He’s one.” “His teeth are bothering him he is now, and waited around “OK,” he said, “let’s eat.”
just being a kid. Kevin gets “He sure is,” I said. What and you of fer him liquor and for my mother to come along in My brother and I sat there,
a stain in the r ug? He’s just else could I? candy? How did I make it out order to have someone to grow each waiting for the other to try it
being a kid. Kevin and Nathan of this house alive?” old with. Other people have told ﬁrst. Even my father reluctantly
I am also lear ning that me he’s from Crescent.
manage to start the snow blower things that are considered My mother appears with dipped his spoon into his bowl
and mow down the neighbor’s parenting taboos today weren’t a plate of brownies that she In any case, my father was and stirred it around a little.
hydrangeas? Well, they’re just considered so when my mother probably baked for the kids bor n — I believe, anyway When he brought it back up, I
being kids. and father were bringing up at 3 o’clock in the morning so — with no proclivity toward expected it to be a burned nub
When I was growing up, their children. my wife and I wouldn’t know cooking other than that he like in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
about it. would enjoy experimenting on He slowly put it to his lips, then
his children. When I was about into his mouth…
6 years old and my brother was “Holy —” he choked before
12, my mother went to Florida he could swear in front of my
for a week to visit family. We brother and me. What he said
had in our kitchen an ugly, next, I will never forget: “This
burnt orange, plastic Rolodex- crap tastes like rotten onions
like container with recipe cards stuffed into the bowels of a dead
inside of it. I believe it came man. Don’t even tr y it, boys.
with the set of encyclopedias we Let’s get a pizza.”
owned and was never opened These days it’s nice to see
until my mother left on her trip. him have that same sense of
My father randomly selected camaraderie with my sons.
seven cards from the case and Even if he’s teaching my 5-
decided that he would ﬁx these year-old minor curse words and
dishes for dinner ever y day my my 18-month-old how to make
mother was gone. cof fee. Even if my mother is
Most of the dishes were tr ying to get my sons drunk for
nothing special — turkey potpie, medicinal purposes or feeding
chicken and dumplings, things them well after they’ve had
like that. But on Saturday, the enough to eat, it’s good for them
day before my mother was to to have that quality time with
come back, he pulled out a recipe their grandparents.
Wednesday 6:49am 7:13pm Gore Mtn. 22" - 44” 8 47 Stratton Mt. 32" - 56" 8 70
Thursday 6:48am 7:15pm Whiteface 18" - 50" 9 43 Sugarbush 39” - 69" 10 105
Wednesday, March 25 74°/1910 0°/1875 Friday 6:46am 7:16pm Bromley 26" - 40" 6 38 Hunter Mtn. 25" - 70” 7 42
Thursday, March 26 74°/1986 2°/1960 Saturday 6:44am 7:17pm Mt. Snow 14" - 56" 11 83 Jay Peak 24" - 50" 8 72
Friday, March 27 78°/1998 11°/1975 Sunday 6:42am 7:18pm Okemo 32" - 44" 19 106 Jiminy Peak 22" - 50" 5 38
Saturday, March 28 85°/1945 3°/1923 Monday 6:41am 7:19pm Belleayre 22" - 51" 6 29 Windham 15" - 40" 10 32
Sunday, March 29 85°/1946 0°/1923 Tuesday 6:39am 7:20pm Stowe 35”- 66” 11 97 Smugglers’ 24" - 64" 6 59
Monday, March 30 86°/1986 7°/1970 Killington 42"- 48" 18 110 Bousquet 16” - 32” 4 18
Tuesday, March 31 89°/1998 2°/1923
March 26th April 2nd
th New New
52.6 inches as of Friday, March 20 Easter falls on the first
4.0 inches below average Sunday following the Wednesday 4:54am, 5:12pm 11:33am, 11:54pm
first full moon in Thursday 5:35am ,5:52pm --------, 12:19pm
Spring. This year, Friday 6:14am, 6:31pm 12:34am, 1:04pm
March 27-29, 1984 A strong low pressure system that
- Easter is on April 12th, Saturday 6:53am, 7:10pm 1:14am, 1:49pm
generated hot winds and a March U.S. record high of Saturn Evening High ESE following the full moon Sunday 7:34am, 7:52pm 1:55am, 2:37pm
108° in Texas moved to the Carolinas, producing violent Mars Dawn Vy Low ESE on Thursday, April 9th. Monday 8:19am, 8:39pm 2:38am, 3:27pm
tornadoes with 57 fatalities on the 28th. The next day Jupiter Dawn Vy Low ESE Passover begins at Tuesday 9:10am, 9:33pm 3:27am, 4:21pm
heavy sleet and snow hit NY State with 6” in Albany. sundown, April 8th.
Spotlight March 26, 2009 • Page 5
Around the County
Was suspected arson an act of terror?
Easter services Local law experts question the legal definition. charge of domestic terrorism
has been used elsewhere
and that it must be understood
that during work hours she “is
Immanuel Lutheran Church whether charges against War ren Redlich,
in Niskayuna will host a Palm Guilderland councilman and in the state. He listed one there for her super visor.”
Raucci go too far example, where there has
Sunday ser vice April 5 at a criminal defense attor ney Raucci’s indictment is
10:15 am, Mondy, Thursday based out of Albany, also said been the use of this statute scheduled to occur in the
By JACKIE SHER for criminal activities for
and Good Friday ser vices the charges go too far. coming weeks.
firstname.lastname@example.org street dr ug gangs terrorizing
Thursday and Friday, April 9 “Here’s my problem — if C h e c k b a c k a t w w w.
and 10, at 7 p.m. and Easter ter rorism is about people neighborhoods. spotlightnews.com and print
Some local law exper ts are
Sunday ser vice, April 12, at saying the terrorism charges who are tr ying to advance a Raucci is cur rently being editions of Schenectady
10:15 a.m. leveled against suspected political agenda, and I don’t held in the Schenectady County Spotlights for updates
The church is at 1850 Union arson Steven Raucci go beyond believe from what I read about County jail without bail. He on this stor y.
St. Pastor Derek Lecakes what they were intended for. Mr. Raucci that he was tr ying faces multiple criminal and
of ficiates. For infor mation, to advance a political agenda terrorism charges for allegedly
The terrorism felony
call 346-1958. — if what they’re saying about or chestrating bombings in
charge is the highest felony
him is tr ue, he’s a criminal, three counties, including
in the state penal code.
treat him as a criminal,” said Schenectady, Saratoga and
“There are really fewer
Museum to explore issues that are more
Redlich. Rennselaer counties over
“When they passed the the past 20 years. In one of
renewable energy contentious than how to define
Patriot Act, I don’t think they those incidents, an explosion
Schenectady Museum & terrorism,” said Victor Asal, a damaged a home in Rotterdam
Suits-Bueche Planetarium political science professor at were wor ried about some Per Gallon
guy from Niskayuna,” said in 2001. Other incidents
will have a wind and solar the University at Albany. “I include an explosive device
Redlich, referring to Raucci.
power interactives premiere
Saturday, April 4.
Visitors are invited to
define ter rorism as violence
that has a political motivation
that targets civilians.”
Redlich did say he
considered Raucci’s alleged
left on a car in Clifton Park and
one on a home in Schodack. Is Today’s
explore the impor tance of
r enewable energy and how
Asal said he believes that
Raucci’s acts do not appear to
But according to
In the Schenectady City
School District, from which
Raucci will of ficially retire
advances in wind and solar
power may hold the key to
reducing our dependence on
be politically motivated, based
on his academic opinion.
He listed several examples
Schenectady County District
A t t o r n e y R o b e r t C a r n e y,
Raucci’s alleged crimes do fit
April 15, of ficials are doing
an independent investigation Price*
to look into multiple claims of • Auto Delivery
fossil fuel consumption. of cases he believed to be the definition of the terrorism
workplace abuse by Raucci,
They can build a model wind domestic terrorism, including charge.
who was also the president • Budget Plans
turbine, test dif ferent types of the Al Qaeda attacks of 9/11, “The legal definition in the of the district’s Civil Ser vice • 24-Hour Emergency Service
blades to discover which ones the Haymarket Massacre in Penal Law, which is the act of Employee Association.
Chicago and the Oklahoma terrorism, is defined in 490.5 • Heating/Air Conditioning
work best and experiment with Earlier in the investigation,
a solar panel. City bombing. — for purposes of this ar ticle,
a prosecutor revealed a
This new interactive section “ We c o l l e c t d a t a o n is an act defined as specified,”
letter from Raucci that was
is par t of the museum’s Power ter rorism, and there are all said Carney.
allegedly written to a new
House exhibit. sor ts of violent activities He also said that possessing female employee that stated
The museum is at going on and the first dividing an explosive device with the she should be “attractive,
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Matters of Opinion Spotlight
Four legs good, two legs bad
We have become acutely tolerant of a world that has
misplaced its priorities.
The world over, more ﬁlm is dedicated to the triviali-
ties of celebrities’ lives, more column-inches wasted on
extraordinary births and deaths, more radio signals sent
bearing petty arguments than are spent capturing the
news and information
that matters most to us
as citizens and, more
importantly, as human
Many of us live with
this tolerance because
we can fool ourselves into thinking that the land of Octo-
Moms and chimp attacks is one that is far removed from
our own. We tend to think that there is some great divide
between us and the people who are either party to, or care
immensely about, those stories.
On March 11, two dead dogs were found in plastic bags
by the side of the road in the Albany County hamlet of The physical activity of gardening can be strenuous, but tips can help you enjoy tending to your plants as you
Selkirk. By all accounts, the dogs — beagle pups — were age. For example, water access should be convenient.
beaten to death shortly before they were abandoned.
Within a day, several individuals and a not-for-proﬁt group
put up $7,500 in reward money to ﬁnd those responsible
for the dogs’ deaths.
Don’t let arthritis slow you down
By SUE PEZZOLLA lightweight tools when making
This is certainly a noble gesture, right? It would seem a new purchase and enlarge the
so until we realize that all over the Capital District, sick handles of existing tools either
children are literally dying for that kind of cash: a 17-year- The writer is a community with grip tape or foam rubber.
old junior ﬁreﬁghter, battling cancer only minutes away educator for the Albany County This is especially helpful to those
from where the dead beagles were found; a little girl in Cornell Cooperative Extension. and walking on concrete ﬂoors with rheumatoid arthritis. Keep
Saratoga County ﬁghting a genetic disorder deemed too had taken a toll on my knees. It
It is often said that life is a tools sharp and tr y wearing
rare to commit any substantial resources to curing. These series of adjustments and this would be another 10 years before a carpenter’s half apron with
children and their families are holding numerous and the reality of joint replacement
is especially true for the over-50 pockets for carrying small tools.
elaborate fundraisers to try to scrape together the cash gardeners who may now have would add yet another dimension • Water access should be
two dead dogs get in a day. more time to garden but perhapsto my gardening life. Over the convenient and garden paths
years I have lear ned how to
have more physical limitations. It should be easy to navigate.
It’s been said that a society is judged on the basis of how accomplish what I need to do in
is one of the ironies of aging that • Ask for help with tasks that
it treats its weakest members. Somewhere along the line, the garden without adding more
it often hurts to move but moving cause stress or strain on the
while we were busy tolerating the misplaced priorities of stress on joints, but it has been a
also makes you feel better. These joints. Learn to lift properly and
others, a large group of us chose to place animals higher are things that Mom didn’t tellprocess, and I am still learning use larger muscles to take the
than human beings in the hierarchy of the weak. you! new tricks. Whether you are a strain off smaller muscles.
Those people may say that animals possess none of The physical activity of young or older gardener, it is wise • Use a wheelbarrow or cart.
gardening can be strenuous, butto take good care of yourself and A child’s plastic sled with a rope
the ﬂaws and failings their fellow human beings, that an
the touch with nature seems to to avoid problems so that you can pull handle can also be useful
animal’s love is unconditional where a person’s is not. In enjoy the pleasures of gardening
that sense, those same people would say, animals are more outweigh the negatives. Most of especially to haul light weight
us would say that time spent infor many years. materials like brush or leaves.
“human” than we are. • Be realistic about what you
the garden is therapeutic. • Consider raised bed and
They are wrong, and to place the terrible deaths of two I was in my early 40s when can do. Consider scaling back if container gardening to minimize
unnamed puppies in higher regard than the lives of human osteoarthritis became a painfulyour gardens are very large or bending. Maintaining good
beings is the real tragedy. reconﬁgure the beds to be less
reality that I needed to manage. posture is important as joints and
Years of working in the damp maintenance. muscles are in their most stable
environment of the greenhouse • Let nature nurture you as position.
well as the plants – weed after a • Remember to wear a hat
rain as moist soil makes the task and use a high number SPF
easier. Choose low-maintenance sun block as some ar thritis
plants that require less care and medications can make you more
add 2-3 inches of mulch to the sensitive to sun.
garden to conserve moisture and • Wear long sleeves or long
keep down weeds. pants to protect against tick
• Work during the time of day exposure and always check for
John A. McIntyre Jr.
that you feel the best, and check ticks as a precaution.
with your doctor for suggestions For many of us, it is the garden
for stretching and warming up that keeps us going. I consider
the muscles and joints before gardening to be a holistic activity
beginning to work. that is good both physically and
• Vary your position and the physiologically. The old adage
Managing Editor — William R. DeVoe Advertising Representatives — Dave Hungerford, task and be sure to take breaks.
Cyndi Robinson, John Salvione, Carol Sheldon that “gardening is good for the
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Spotlight March 26, 2009 • Page 7
Nisky library to host free concert
Commission seeks Water’s Edge Lighthouse, Skip The Young Musician’s Forum
Sgarlata of River Stone Manor will present a recital by Jin Woo
award nominees and Angelo Mazzone of 677 Lee, violinist, and Eunice Kim,
The Schenectady County Prime will ser ve as celebrity pianist, Saturday, March 28, 2
Human Rights Commission is bartenders. The cost is $25. p.m., at the Niskayuna branch of
seeking nominees for its 26th Hannah’s Hope raises funds the Schenectady County Public
Annual Human Rights Awards. to help find a cure for giant Librar y. The per formance is
There are four award axonal neuropathy. Its namesake free.
categories: youth, individual, is Hannah Sames of Rexford, Lee is an international concert
community group and justice. who suffers from giant axonal violinist, with recitals and concerts
The purpose of these awards is neuropathy. with orchestras in the U.S., Korea,
for contributions only in the area Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia,
of human rights/civil rights as it France, Italy, Netherlands and
relates to intergroup relations for S-G students Austria. He is a native of Seoul
Schenectady County residents.
Activities of the nominee will be
to stage musical Korea, and began playing the
violin at the age of 4. He graduated
Scotia-Glenville students will
considered for the last ﬁve years from the Humboldt Grammar
perform in “The Pajama Game,”
only. School in Cologne, Germany in
a musical, Friday and Saturday,
The deadline for filing March 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. 2001. He received a bachelor’s
applications is Wednesday, April and Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. and master’s degree in Violin Eunice Kim Jin Woo Lee
8. All nominees will be introduced The musical will be held in the Performance from the Juilliard
and acknowledged at the awards Scotia-Glenville High School School. He is on a full scholarship violinist Glenn Dicterow, Grammy- Fuschi and Earnest Barretta.
breakfast on Wednesday, May auditorium, Route 147. Tickets studying in the Artist Diploma Winning violinist Mark O’Connor Kim subsequently won a top
20, at Glen Sanders Mansion in are $10 for adults and $5 for program at the Manhattan School and violist Peter Kenote. Kim scholarship at Nyack College,
Scotia. seniors and students. of Music. began playing the piano at the age where she earned a bachelor’s
For tickets or information about For information, call Susan Kim is an active soloist and of 4. At age 6, she won the Korean degree in piano per formance
the Schenectady County Human Fitting, ﬁne arts director, at 382- collaborative artist, performing Young Musicians’ Contest, and within three years, while studying
Rights Commission, call Executive 1208. numerous concerts each season at age 7, the Korean Nationwide piano with Tammy Lum. She went
Director Brian Wright at 377-2982. in New York. She has collaborated Piano Competition. She continued on to receive a master’s degree at
The deadline for ticket sales is with renowned artists such as New her early studies at the Juilliard the Juilliard Collaborated Piano
Wednesday, May 13. Christian school York Philharmonic concertmaster Preparatory Division with Olegna Program.
plans open house
Forum to look at Schenectady Christian School
will hold an open house Saturday,
The Social Justice Committees
March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Systematic Investing Helps Steady Your Emotions
Teachers will be available periods of declining stock prices investment results over the
of St. Helen and Our Lady of for discussion and tours will By PAUL C. HOGAN, CFA
Fatima will sponsor the spring and profits may be enhanced long term than trying to time the
be given. Open house guests when share prices rise over the decline, removing capital from
educational forum, “Immigrant can stay for the annual play, The writer is a Senior Research
Stories: In Film and Our Analyst at Fenimore long term. the stock market, and returning
“Cinderella.” when “things are better.”
Community,” Sunday, March 29, Asset Management in DCA is a plan of
The school is at 36-38 Cobleskill, NY.
from 2 to 5 p.m. in the St. Helen continuous investment Systematic Withdrawal Plans
Sacandaga Road, Scotia. For in securities regardless
School gym. Patience is the key When you retire, have college
information, call 370-4272 or visit of their inconsistent
The program looks at www.schenectadychristian.org. to building wealth over bills or other expenses, and
immigration issues within the the long term and in prices. Of course, you need the money from your
context of Roman Catholic social a perfect world most must consider your investments, DCA is also an
financial ability to
teaching. The event features a S-G taking requests investors understand
efﬁcient way to withdraw funds.
viewing of the Academy Award- this. Yet it’s very easy to Investment firms that of fer
nominated film “The Visitor.” for transportation let fear overwhelm you shares. Additionally,
I only recommend
systematic withdrawal plans
Following the ﬁlm, Fred Boehrer, Students attending non-public during stock market provide a service whereby you
coordinator of the Capital Region schools who live in the Scotia- downturns and then Paul C. Hogan, CFA DCA when you are not receive a speciﬁc payment amount
Glenville Central School District to panic, sell, and lock charged a transaction at predetermined inter vals –
New Sanctuary Movement, will fee. As with all investment
offer immigrant stories from the must request transpor tation in losses. On the ﬂipside, when generally monthly, quarterly,
community. The program closes for the 2009-10 school year by it’s a Bull market it’s easy to get methods there is no performance semiannually, or annually. The
with a discussion. Wednesday, April 1. “irrationally exuberant” and jump guarantee, but DCA is a hassle beneﬁts are similar to when you
Transportation forms, available from bandwagon to bandwagon free approach. were investing because money
Admission is free and light only to discover afterward that The Cost of Market Timing is withdrawn automatically
refreshments will be served. All from the non-public school or
from the ScoitaGlenvilleSchools. you missed most of the ride. regardless of share prices. This
are welcome. Market timing is attempting to
org Web site, must be turned into Whether times are bullish or rational approach can also be
The school is at 1801 Union catch the market at its highest or
the non-public school office or bearish, an emotionally-driven calming because you don’t have
lowest point hoping to maximize
St., Schenectady. returned to the Transportation approach can leave you with to concern yourself with the daily
returns. DCA can help eliminate
Supervisor, 1 Tartan Way, Scotia signiﬁcant under performance ﬂuctuations of the stock market.
the stress of trying to time the
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Around the County
Soccer club by Mike Purcell. Luncheon will
follow the fashion show at 12:30
Sharks and Jets
slates fundraiser p.m. The event also includes door
The Black Watch Premier prizes and a silent auction.
Soccer Club is sponsoring a T ickets ar e $30. Tables
wine tasting/auction fundraising of eight to 10 may also be
event at Riverstone Manor, 1437 reserved. All proceeds from A
Amsterdam Road in Scotia, Friday, Symphony of Fashion will beneﬁt
March 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets the Schenectady Symphony
are $75 per person or $125 couple. Orchestra.
Proceeds support scholarship For tickets and information,
funds and other club events. call Marie Gorman at 372-7145 or
Order tickets by Friday, March 20, e-mail email@example.com.
by e-mailing events@blackwatch-
soccer.us or calling 869-3986.
Orchestra plans slates open houses
Park Avenue Nursery School
fashion show, lunch will host open houses Tuesday,
The League of the Schenectady March 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30
Symphony Orchestra will hold its p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
52nd annual spring fashion show
and luncheon Monday, April 6, PANS is a non-proﬁt, cooperative
at the Glen Sanders Mansion in nursery school that offers morning
Scotia. classes for children 3 to 5 years old
and an afternoon kindergarten
“A Symphony of Fashion” will readiness program.
begin with coffee at 10:30 a.m.
The fashion show ia at 11:30 a.m. The school is at 1068 Park
Fashions are courtesy of Macy’s of Ave., Schenectady. For more Mohonasen’s Mohon Masque theater group is set to perform “West Side Story.” Show dates are Friday, April
Colonie Center, with commentary i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t w w w. 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Mohonasen
by Debbie DeLuke, hairstyles by parkavenuenurser yschool.com High School Theater. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The dress rehearsal
Rolando of La Femme and music or call 374-8760. is open to the public and Mohonasen Senior Citizens with a Mohonasen Gold Card will be admitted for free.
Tickets will be on sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8 to 11 a.m., Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31
from 5-7 p.m. in the high school lobby. Tickets will also be available at the door during show nights if they
Fibromyalgia are not already sold out. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
A Free workshop presented by the Rowdy Scarlett Women’s Club
will be held at the Niskayuna Public Library (2400 Nott St. East)
on Monday, April 20th at 6:30p.m. Our featured speaker will Just married Bethesda House slates
be Dr. Jerry Brescia. Come and learn about the various causes
of ﬁbromyalgia, and most importantly, what current treatments
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you must call to pre-register, seating is limited to the ﬁrst 50 announcement form. Bethesda House, an of local business leaders and
registrants. You can register by calling 346-2225. inter faith agency ser ving public of ficials to address the
the homeless, disabled needs of poor and homeless
and working poor, invites persons in the downtown
the entire Schenectady area.
community to celebrate its In addition to pr oviding
new facility and the final the only day shelter in
phase of the capital campaign
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the vision and design of the the first facility in New York
new integrated facility will be State to adopt the now highly
presented by Bethesda House acclaimed “Housing First”
executive director, Margaret model.
Ander ton, and other staf f and The new Bethesda House to
board members. be built at 834-838 State Street
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and Homeless Assistance ser vices including the daily
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already contributed. Suppor t ministr y to more chronically
will be sought for the final homeless citizens of
$1 million still to be raised. Schenectady.
The evening will culminate
The integration of the
with the GE Theater showing
hospitality and housing
of the film “The Pursuit of
pr ograms in a new facility
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designed to ser ve the poor
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Spotlight March 26, 2009 • Page 9
Local ACS branch named among top workplaces
Statewide initiative uses here thoroughly engaged in our to new applicants, as well as
employee surveys to rank mission? Are they happy here?’” being a morale boost to current
Guyette said. employees.
Marilyn Baish, director of “Our reputation is all we have,”
wellness and benefits at ACS, she said. “We don’t sell a product,
By FAITH GIMZEK agreed. we have a reputation. This is one
firstname.lastname@example.org “We don’t have the funds [for way to demonstrate that.”
consulting ﬁrms],” said Baish. The goal of the “Best
The American Cancer Society “What we get for doing this is Companies” ranking, according
Eastern Division, whose main we get a report back. It gives us to NYS-SHRM chairperson Barry
branch is located in Loudonville, some information on where we Manus, is not just to recognize
has been named one of the best scored high and low, and what employers that have noble human
companies to work for in New we need to work on.” resources practices, but to gain
York in a competition sponsored Baish added that the anonymity other companies’ interest in
by several business groups that of the employee sur vey is the improving their own workplace
used employee surveys to rank most useful aspect to help deﬁne environments.
companies across the state. ACS’ human resources practices “ We k n o w t h a t h a p p i e r
The initiative, inspired by Maria Guyette, senior vice president of human resources at the American because it allows for a more employees are more productive
Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Cancer Society Eastern Division, hard at work in her ofﬁce in Loudonville. honest evaluation. employees, and it improves the
Companies to Work for in The ACS was recently named one of the best companies to work for in Guyette said there’s a company’s bottom line,” Manus
America” list, is sponsored by New York. correlation between having good said.
the New York State Society for William DeVoe/Spotlight human resources practices and Manus said that there are
Human Resource Management, employee retention. She said that many consulting ﬁrms that could
the Business Council of New known for its signature programs According to the initiative’s
many nonproﬁts have a steady provide a similar ser vice, but
York and Best Companies and community outreach Web site, bestcompaniesny.com,
turnover rate in staff because the with the only cost involved being
Group, a national consulting events. award recipients are selected
work can be very demanding. the sliding scale entry fee, the
ﬁrm. Guyette said that although based on an assessment of “Best Companies” competition
anonymous employee surveys. “There can be a significant
The Loudonville branch ACS maintains a vast network of is an inexpensive way to obtain a
burnout factor, but we don’t
will be honored at an awards volunteers, many of whom are Employees are randomly valuable service.
experience that. People here are
presentation and gala dinner on cancer survivors, it employs only selected to complete a brief
united by the mission. They’re “If an individual company
Thursday, April 23, at the Marriot a small staff. online sur vey that addresses
committed. We just don’t have were to employ a consultant, it
Hotel in Albany. This is its second “If people know about us, they topics such as overall satisfaction the turnover you’d expect,” she would cost thousands of dollars,”
nomination, having ranked third know about us as an organization and engagement, personal said. Manus said.
in the large company category that does research; they don’t relationship with management,
Guyette added that receiving For information, or to register
in 2007. think about us as an employer,” and pay and beneﬁts.
the award is useful as a recruiting for the 2010 competition, go to
“People are ver y proud of she said. Employers are also asked tool, and it is a selling point bestcompaniesny.com.
this. This has become something She said ACS chose to to complete a questionnaire
that we strive for, something we par ticipate in the sur vey for that examines the company’s
wait to see if we get,” said Maria several reasons. employee procedures and
Guyette, senior vice president of Foremost, Guyette said, was policies. Questions range from
human resources at ACS. the survey’s value as an evaluation workplace diversity to health-care
As the leading contributor tool to receive staff feedback, coverage, to recycling programs,
to cancer research outside of which helps the organization to allotted vacation time and sick
the federal government, ACS address areas that are in need of days.
is a nonproﬁt organization well improvement. “It’s really, ‘Are the people
Program to collect hazardous waste
The 2009 Schenectady County County Composting and com, e-mail jef f.edwar ds@
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Facility between schenectadycounty.com or
Collection Program will have its 8 a.m. and noon, except for call the County Department of
ﬁrst collection Friday, April 3. the July collection to be held Economic Development and
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Page 10 • March 26, 2009 Spotlight
Author says suicide shouldn’t be taboo subject
Dominick Rizzo shares his for Suicide Prevention. in a backyard pool became but I started to put it into book
experiences and publishes From a young age, Rizzo was a the symbolic dynamite to his form.”
“cutter,” a type of self-mutilation dysfunction and the impetus to Rizzo’s story is not uncommon,
the poetry that got him what happened next.
through his ‘darkest times’ that can be associated with but his story of success and hope
depression and other disorders, “I became str uck by that, is one that should be heard, said
and had anger issues that led and I came in the house and Sam Messina, a Bethlehem town
By JARRETT CARROLL I remember thinking ‘I’m just councilman and former suicide
him to seek anger management
Spotlight Newspapers gonna go to bed, I’m just gonna crisis hotline counselor.
counseling. But it was the
email@example.com lay down and go to sleep,” said
isolation and over-analytical self- “It’s time that the issue of
pity that got the better of Rizzo, Rizzo. “And I saw the knives, and suicide and depression come
Dominick Rizzo had it all
not the anger, he said. I just buried the knife in my wrist fur ther in the social eye,” he
— the quintessential American
“I was a quiet and shy person. four times.” said. “It impacts society and it can
Dream. But, for some reason, it
just wasn’t enough. I had cer tain friends I would Rizzo’s wife and younger impact any individual.”
communicate with, but I was brother brought him to the Messina said suicide has been
Growing up in Albany and
always the listener, the silent one. emergency room, after which
then Guilderland, where he appropriately described as “the
… I was a very negative person,” he was sent for a psychological
graduated from high school, perfect storm,” when not just one
he said. “There’s always that evaluation, he said.
Rizzo lives with his wife and two incident, but a chain of events can
children in the very home where stigma, what’s his problem? Why is “Seeing your father cry kind lead to despair and a feeling of
he was born. At age 30, he works he behaving like this? Why isn’t he of wakes you up a little bit,” said overwhelming emotional pain.
Dominick Rizzo reads over some of Rizzo. “Then getting in the safety
at a retirement community in laughing? Why isn’t he going out to “It gets to the point for some
his poetry that he has collected in vehicle, when you get in the back
Slingerlands and talks with the the parties and doing this?” several notebooks over nearly two people that the pain of going
conﬁdence and experience of a of a passenger car and there’s a
The first serious incident decades. on with life is greater than the
person nearly twice his age. driver and a nurse in the front
occur red when Rizzo was a Jarrett Carroll/Spotlight fear of death,” said Messina.
and a nurse next to me, and I look
Rizzo said it has not always young man and was getting ready “The heartache of some of the
to my right and the door handle
been this way, and his writing is to go out to a nightclub in Albany. “I realized I was changing, but callers is so great. … They feel
was broken off so you couldn’t
a testament to those struggles. He didn’t go after a friend made people around me still thought I isolated, but being able to talk to
In his first book, “The Spiral a comment about the clothes he was that ‘rage-aholic.’” someone conﬁdentially can be
Staircase of My Life,” published was wearing. “I realized, ‘Wow, I’m going to
It all came to a head inside of the psych ward now,’” he said. very powerful.”
by Author House, Rizzo outlines “I cut myself,” he said. “I Messina said Rizzo is living
Rizzo’s head one day while he was Rizzo said the experience
through poetr y his transition actually cut my face with a razor proof that some can be saved,
putting up a pool in his backyard helped him realize that he was
from a teenage boy to the man when I was 21 above my eyebrow. but warned that is not always
with his younger brother. Like not only hur ting himself but
he is today. It’s embarrassing to talk about, the case, which is hardest for
many home projects, things those he loved.
“Friends, family — I had but I did it.” didn’t go smoothly. He described families and loved ones left
ever ything. I had love, cars, More than half a decade later, He then made the courageous
the isolation he felt when people decision to turn his personal behind who feel they could have
a job, the college I wanted I Rizzo was in anger management would treat him like a patient in done something to prevent it.
went to,” Rizzo said. “The point counseling and felt as if some crisis into a positive endeavor
counseling and saw the simplest by piecing together several “Some suicides cannot be
I really want to [make] is that people were treating him as a of irritations as rage. avoided, even when given a
depression just comes to some loose cannon. He said the looks notebooks of poetr y he had
“And when they walk away written since his early teens. second chance and with the best
people. There’s no reason; you and comments from loved ones of intentions from a supportive,
from me, it’s like, ‘I’m ﬁne; I’m The poems chronicled his life’s
can’t help it.” made coping with his issues loving family,” he said. “But
changing and you guys don’t journey, good times and bad,
He said a “chemical even more troubling for fear of see that,’ and it made me … although suicide is not always
which Rizzo described as “a
imbalance” led to his depression propagating suspicions he would frustrated,” said Rizzo. avoidable, sometimes it is, and
culmination of my 30 years here
and ultimately his suicide attempt “ﬂy off the handle.” people need to know that there
It was in 2007, just after his on this Earth.”
in 2007, which is why Rizzo is “I was going through anger first son was bor n, that the is help and support for them out
“I was ashamed and scared
donating all of the proceeds of his management, and it was really multitude of emotions surfaced there.”
and embarrassed,” Rizzo said of
book to the American Foundation good. It was working,” said Rizzo. and overpowered him. For Rizzo, Messina serves on the board
his suicide attempt. “And then
not being able to complete a I started the production for the of directors for Family and
normal family project like putting book — it was already written, Children’s Service of the Capital
District, a not-for-proﬁt that is
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Rizzo said he overcame his
inner demons by letting them out
and not bottling up his feelings.
“Communication is what I’ve
learned. For a guy, it’s not always
easy,” he said. “It’s a simple as,
‘This is what happened.’ And
usually once you say, ‘You know,
I had a bad day at work,’ it usually
just comes right out.”
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Spotlight March 26, 2009 • Page 11
G’land residents decry DWAI proposal
Councilman’s under the inﬂuence of even the in court, saving time for Guilder- John Bailey and Denise Randall, backlogged cases and gener-
smallest amount of alcohol. land, as well as providing a guar- and each handles about 5,500 ate revenue faster. He said that
suggestion to ignore She urged the town board to antee for some counseling. cases per year. an additional justice could also
let the police use their profes- Redlich, a defense lawyer, Bailey said the trafﬁc court provide an opportunity for cases
low-level DWAIs met sional discretion when it comes said he has won cases for clients on Monday and criminal court to be heard in the day, and that
with vocal opposition to writing tickets. who were charged with aggra- on Thursday average close to could decrease the town’s alloca-
“They know when to stop vated DWI, and the defendant 170 cases each night. tion of overtime to ofﬁcers who
them. They know when to write was not penalized at all. “Our Monday nights are very appear in court off-duty. Runion
By DAN SABBATINO tickets. They do it from their “I win some of these cases, busy. Our Thursday nights are said the money saved on over-
firstname.lastname@example.org heart,” she said. “It’s not a solu- Redlich said. “You may not like even busier,” Bailey said. time and the quicker revenue
tion to let a drunk driver walk.” the fact that I win these cases.” Bailey said some nights can stream would cover the cost of
Guilderland residents spoke Others stated that DWI en- Soares said changing the poli- have as many as 250 cases, but an additional justice.
out en masse Tuesday, March forcement should not be direct- cy to accept pleas for aggravated he is dedicated to giving every- Councilman Paul Pastore said
17, against a proposal by Coun- ed by the town board. Letters DWI cases above 0.20 is “outra- one a fair hearing. that hiring a third justice as the
cilman Warren Redlich that from the Albany County Dis- geous.” He said stricter enforce- The town pulled in $851,256 economy worsens could be pru-
would direct police ofﬁcers to trict Attorney’s ofﬁce; Leonard ment is vital to keeping drunken last year from the court system. dent because crime tends to in-
not write tickets for DWAI, or Crouch, administrator of the drivers off the road. Revenue from the court has crease in those times.
driving while ability impaired, Stop-DWI program in Albany Soares’ ofﬁce wrote a letter been on the rise, and was close A bill in the state Legislature
offenses where defendants reg- County; and town residents were to the Guilderland Town Board to $117,000 from 2006-2007, Run- to give the town permission to
ister a 0.04 or 0.05 blood-alcohol submitted to the board prior to in response to Redlich’s sugges- ion said. hire another judge must pass
content. the meeting. All were opposed to tion. Runion said hiring a third jus- both houses and be signed by
Redlich proposed the mea- Redlich’s suggestion. “Quite frankly, we didn’t be- tice to shoulder some of the load the governor before the town
sure to increase the efﬁciency of Some speakers brought signs lieve this was an actual proposal would allow the court to process can proceed.
the court because DWAI tickets and pictures of their loved ones being put forth,” Soares said.
are commonly thrown out by as a reminder to the board of “Over the last several years, law
judges. the tragedies drunk driving can enforcement in Albany County
However, at that Tuesday bring. has worked very hard to send
Town Board meeting, a mo- Redlich responded to the a message about drunk people
tion to seek permission from public criticism by saying he is getting behind the wheel of a
the state to hire an additional only citing the parameters of car.”
town justice passed 4-to-1, with state law that result in dismissal Soares said Redlich should
Redlich dissenting, adding that of many charges. not, as a legislator, dictate police
it is an expense the town cannot
“I’m not saying we let them policy.
afford. walk. They do walk,” Redlich He also took issue with
Town Supervisor Ken Runion said of the cases where a defen- Redlich’s practicing of law in
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tween $60,000 and $100,000.
“We just decided to spend
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Page12 • March 26, 2009 Spotlight
zutto, said she met with OPAL which BOCES currently does
because it’s the ﬁrst thing guests
■ Glen see.
“The hope is that [these
parents this past week to dis-
cuss dif ferent alternatives for
(From Page 1) the various gifted programs.
through John Hopkins Uni-
(From Page 1) changes] will attract more peo- Currently Young Scholars
ple. I don’t think we were losing She said the Young Scholars provides an accelerated pro-
so unique.” any business because we hadn’t the OPAL teachers would take teachers through BOCES are gram for humanities and sci-
The renovations were ap- made these changes,” said Maz- over that enrichment program ver y connected to the stu- ence in grades four through
plauded by Schenectady County zone. “I think basically our goal in the elementar y schools. dents and the parents, and eight, Sciatic is a math and
Legislator Jim Buhrmaster, R- is to strive to be the sought-af- A mother of three children communication with them is science program for seventh-
Glenville. ter place to get married, and 20 in the district, Christine McK- strong. grade students, and OPAL is
“I think since its ﬁrst open- years ago we were the cream of enna, said that Young Schol- “I keep coming back to the for grades three through five,
ing, we’re just so happy to have the crop for events.” ars provides an oppor tunity fact that this is such a great along with several dif ferent
Angelo Mazzone in our commu- He said he believes Mazzone for children who excel in the program as it is. I often hear honors classes being of fered
nity and in the Capital Region Management Group feeds its humanities, and she feels that it’s impor tant to the district to at the high school level.
because he’s a great asset for own competition with its other the program of fers oppor tuni- have a strong connection to At the end of the 45-minute
providing not only a ﬁne restau- establishments, which include ties that Scotia-Glenville may the teachers who teach this public comment session, com-
rant and establishment, but he’s Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany, not be able to compete with. program. I can tell you they munity member Jerr y Moore
also been a great supporter of all Apertivio Bistro in Schenectady “We do the math and sci- are ver y open and accessible. said that he appreciated the
of the great things in our com- and Prime at Saratoga National. ence piece ver y well, but I just don’t understand why I board’s patience.
munity,” said Buhrmaster. “Be- Glen Sanders Mansion ﬁrst there has been over whelming keep seeing changing Young “In all the years I have at-
ing a Town of Glenville resident began hosting parties, weddings suppor t for the Young Schol- Scholars on the agenda,” said tended these meeting, this
my whole life, I am so happy to and galas two decades ago after ars humanities. The program Rizzuto. is the most comprehensive
see that property growing, and being acquired by Mazzone, but is challenging and meets the Parents asked the board set of arguments I have ever
growing right before our eyes.” the building dates back to the kids’ needs. It makes sense to provide them with actual heard,” said Moore.
The improvements to Glen mid-17th century. George Wash- to me to maintain something numbers for the current BO- The board will meet again
Sanders Mansion began right at ington even stayed at the man- that has consistently had CES program. They also said 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at
the entranceway of the banquet sion when he was a general. such positive feedback,” said that they were uneasy with the middle school.
hall, with automatic doors and The original structure was McKenna. the dif ference there may be
a new patio, a new concierge built in 1658 as a trading port, Another parent, Morena Ri- in evaluating their children,
desk, and a brighter lobby with 100 feet closer to the river. Af-
new paint, lighting and ﬂoors. ter severe ﬂooding, Alexander
Lindsey Glen, who built the orig-
Updates to the ballroom include
a new ceiling and wallpaper, an
improved lighting system and an
inal structure, salvaged what he
could and built a new, one-room
■ Wilt “It is unlikely that we will
ever know how it ended up
here, but this is a good re-
sive because it clogs the tree’s
ability to take in water and nu-
trients. He also said that of fi-
audio-visual projection system. house. Today, that dwelling (From Page 1)
minder that we need to rein- cials were not able to identify
Other parts of the facility are is still in use as the kitchen of force why it’s not always safe it immediately and needed to
also undergoing a facelift. This the present mansion. Over the the DEC will not cut any of for trees to be transplanted,” send it out for testing.
spring, the restaurant at Glen years, the mansion was expand- those trees. said McFarland. McFarland said the tree re-
Sanders Mansion will reopen ed and built onto, being passed The DEC will hire a con- Rick Georgeson, public moval will come at no cost to
with a new menu and ambiance. from owner to owner as a private tractor to remove seven trees af fairs representative of the the town and is being funded
During the spring and summer, home. In 1988, Angelo Mazzone in the Glen Oaks develop- Depar tment of Environmen- by the DEC at a cost of about
the 22 rooms that make up the purchased the building, and over ment, which first showed tal Conser vation, said that $30,000.
inn will also undergo a signiﬁ- the years transformed it into the signs of this tree fungus late the removal of the seven in- Georgesen said that al-
cant makeover. establishment that exists today, last fall. The fungus is more fected trees will begin later though they do not know how
Matt Mazzone, CFO of Maz- including the addition of the 22- commonly found in the mid- this month. He also said that the oak wilt was transpor ted
zone Management Group and room inn in 1995. western par t of the countr y, the DEC will most likely con- to Glenville, a new regula-
son of Angelo Mazzone, said he For information, visit the Web and it is still unknown how it tinue to remove trees within a tion was enacted March 18 to
believes that the most signiﬁcant site at www.glensandersman- showed up in Glenville. 5-acre perimeter through the protect forests from destruc-
changes were made to the grand sion.com. McFarland said the DEC end of June. tive diseases by not allowing
ballroom and the lobby. He said and the town agree that their Georgesen said that trench- impor ted firewood into New
that they wanted to add a much Click it up! ef for ts will be better spent ing was ruled out because of York unless it has been treat-
brighter touch to their décor to Comment on this story and others alleviating the problem as too many underground utility ed to eliminate pests. The
give the lobby a greater impact at www.spotlightnews.com opposed to determining the obstacles. regulation also prohibits the
cause due to its rarity. “The DEC’s priority is to movement of untreated fire-
contain and remove the dis- wood within New York more
eased trees and then move on than 50 miles from its source.
Got news? to those surrounding,” said For information, go to the
Call Spotlight at 439-4949 Georgesen. DEC’s Web site at www. dec.
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to show documentary
Panel to discuss
movie about Israel
Congregation Agudat Achim will
show the documentary, “The Case
for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost,”
Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. A panel
discussion will follow.
Tickets for the event are $7.50
for adults and $5 for students.
They will be sold at the door
beginning at 7 p.m.
The ﬁlm presents a case for
Israel’s basic rights as a country,
to exist, to protect its citizens
from terrorism and to defend its
borders. “The Case for Israel: Democracy’s
A panel will discuss the Outpost” presents a case for Israel’s
issues raised in the ﬁlm. Robert basic rights as a country.
Feinberg, a nuclear physicist and
former General Electric manager, Strosberg, a rheumatologist who
will serve as moderator. Members has practiced medicine in Israel
of the panel are Rabbi Theodore and served as a volunteer with the
Lichtenfeld, spiritual leader of Civil Guard; and Gerry Magnes,
Congregation Agudat Achim, a state government administrator
and Rabbi Chanan Markowitz, and co-chair of Jewish Alliance for
spiritual leader of Congregation Justice and Peace.
Twelve-year-old Skylar Pagliuca, of Colonie, demonstrates her martial arts breaking skills by plowing through Beth Shalom, Clifton Park. Also The program is sponsored by
several wooden boards. on the panel are Igal Zuravicky, a the Adult Education Committee
Submitted photo cardiologist raised in Israel who of Agudat Achim. Refreshments
served as an ofﬁcer in the Israeli will be served.
Girl breaks the competition
Skylar Pagliuca, 12, Arnold Classic Sports Weekend, reaches her black belt. Pagliuca
Defense Forces during the Six
Day and Yom Kippur Wars; James
Congregation Agudat Achim is
at 2117 Union St., Schenectady.
wins international an inter national competition said that she will probably reach LOOKING FOR A SUMMER
of assor ted spor ting events, her black belt by the time she
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Entertainment Spotlight The men who skate with the Smucker’s On Ice tour are
By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN Olympic, world and national champions.
ike many elite ice skaters,
John Zimmerman started
skating when he was
young, hitting the ice
for the ﬁrst time when he was
For the most part, though,
Zimmerman’s upbringing wasn’t
typical of a professional skater.
There were no private coaches
or fancy home rinks. As a kid in
Alabama, he honed his skating
skills at the local shopping
mall, which had an indoor ice
rink. Zimmerman participated
in all kinds of sports, and
he almost gave up skating
for baseball when he was a
A long list of accolades
would seem to indicate
Zimmerman made the right
decision by sticking with
skating. He’s an Olympian
and a three-time national
champion. These days, he
skates with the Smuckers
Stars on Ice tour, which
stops in Albany Sunday,
March 29, for a show at the Skater John Zimmerman will strut his stuff solo at Stars on Ice
Times Union Center.
Sometimes, Zimmerman said,
it’s hard to believe that this kid “I should not even be in
who headed out to skate after this sport is what it comes
Zimmerman’s mom is the
watching Saturday morning down to,” he said with a laugh
one who introduced him to the “It’s a dream to be able to make
cartoons is now making his during a recent interview from
sport. A Michigan native, his a living doing what you love.” gives him and the other skaters
living on the ice. Cleveland, where Stars on Ice
mom was a “pond skater” and It’s a dream that Zimmerman time to sightsee and explore
loved being out on the ice, he wasn’t going to let die just during the week.
said. So, she took young John because Ina decided not to rejoin
to the mall on the weekends, Beyond Stars on Ice, skating
A L B A N Y the tour this year. Instead, he’s has taken him everywhere from
letting him spend hours skating. hitting the ice this season as a
Tokyo to Siberia. He trained
She was adamant, though, solo skater with Stars on Ice. in Russia for four
that he play other sports, too. months.
Zimmerman fell in love
David Griggs-Janower, Artistic Director & Conductor with baseball, which “These are places
presented a dilemma I would never dream
when he was about 14 of going,” he said. “I
and it was becoming can’t get enough of it.”
clear he was an above He’s also had
average athlete. He the chance to rub
knew he had to decide to elbows with some of
focus on just baseball or his sport’s biggest
just skating. and brightest stars.
He liked the idea of Zimmerman said he
being more involved with knew he’d arrived
his school, which baseball when Olympic
offered. Skating, on the gold medalist
other hand, had cute girls. Brian Boitano
Skating won. him years ago
When he was 17, at a skating
Zimmerman moved to competition.
Atlanta to train. Relatively Another
speaking, it wasn’t that far, Olympic gold
but it was a big adjustment medalist, Scott
for him. Hamilton,
“I just had a hard time founded the Stars
leaving home,” Zimmerman, on Ice tour. Now
now 36, said. in its 23rd year,
Bach: He found comfort in pairs
skating, getting a rush out
St. John Passion of sharing the ice with some
of those cute girls who had
helped sway his decision to ith some of the changing cast of
Mozart: Regina Coeli erman poses w
remain a skater.
Sk ater John Zimm Smucker’s On Ice tour. Olympic, world
en on the and national
Corigliano: Fern Hill “I liked lifting the girls
and throwing them and doing
acrobatic things,” he said. “To Sasha Cohen, who
With professional soloists, full orchestra and our won silver at the 2006 Olympics
me, it was the macho side of “I ﬁgured, this is the best gig
guest choir Shenendehowa High School East’s skating.” in Turin, is one of the headliners
of my life right now,” he said. “I
Mostly A Cappella. In 1998, Zimmerman paired have fun, and I’m making money.
of the current tour.
with Kyoko Ina. The two won Let’s just keep going it until my Smucker’s Stars on Ice visits
Saturday, March 28 three national titles together body gives out.” Times Union Center in Albany
8 p.m. at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy before turning pro after the 2002 Sunday, March 29, for a 3 p.m.
The skating isn’t the only fun
World Championships. They show. Tickets start at $25 and
aspect of the job. Zimmerman
Tickets: Troy Music Hall Box Oﬃce: (518) 273-0038 spent the next six years touring can be purchased at the Times
loves to travel, and Stars on Ice
with Stars on Ice. Union Center Box Ofﬁce, by
will visit 40 U.S. cities this year.
“It’s the tour that I grew up visiting www.starsonice.com
www.albanypromusica.org Zimmerman said shows are
watching,” Zimmerman said. or www.timesunion.com or by
generally on weekends, which
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ANNIE & THE HEDONISTS
Arts & Entertainment
ALBANY CENTER GALLERIES panist to provide music for its improvised COLONIE CENTENNIAL SIENA CHAMBER
Theater One of the top area acoustic bands, with “AriTHmetic,” through March 28, 5 p.m., comedy shows. Information, contact Mi-
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BRASS CHOIR ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
opening act Jean Rohe & Liam Robinson, 39 Columbia St., Albany. Information, Openings for brass players, rehearsals Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for or-
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IN THE CAPITAL REGION Holding auditions for summer production
“New Beginnings,” a collection of paint-
Original children’s play developed by Cap- HÉBERT, ROTHFIELD ings from Colonie Art League members of “Bye Bye Birdie,” May 4 and 5, 6:30 SUBURBAN SOUNDS THE ORCHESTRA ON THE COMMON
ital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., AND WILSON celebrating gallery’s new location adjacent p.m., Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clif- COMMUNITY CHORUS Openings in the string section, also need
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children $5. Information, 445-7469. 8 p.m., Old Songs, Inc., 37 South Main 1138 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham. Sean Carter, 573-0386; Richard Linehan, Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Reformed drum players, rehearsals Friday at 9 a.m.,
St., Voorheesville, $17. Information,765- Information, 220-9027. 608-5880; or Pat O’Donnell, 371-6681. Church, Route 146, Guilderland. Informa- Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clifton
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
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Robert Bolt play about King Henry VIII’s NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE
attempt to divorce his ﬁrst wife and the BRIAN PATNEAUDE QUARTET "Dawn of Modern Dance: Music, Myth FRIENDSHIP SINGERS
moral dilemma faced by the newly-se- Weekly jazz show, March 29, 9 p.m., Jus- and Movement," exhibit chronicling the Holding auditions for summer production Openings in women’s singing group, fo- ELECTRIC CITY CHORUS
lected Chancellor of England, presented tin’s, 301 Lark St., Albany, $3. Information, careers of Ruth St. Denis and Isadora of “The Producers,” April 6 and 8, 7 p.m., cusing on old favorites and show tunes, Male singing group, training provided, re-
by Albany Civic Theater, Proctors 440 Up- 436-7008. Duncan, plus ongoing exhibits, 99 South Columbia High School auditorium, 962 rehearsals Tuesday mornings at Delmar hearsals at Faith United Methodist Church,
stairs, 440 State St., Schenectady, March Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information, Luther Road, East Greenbush. Informa- Reformed Church, Delaware Avenue, Del- Brandywine Avenue and Eastern Parkway,
27-29, $20. Information, 346-6204. 584-2225. tion, 210-9758. mar. Information, 439-2360. Schenectady, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Infor-
CORPSE! Comedy SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM CAPITAL COMMUNITY VOICES A CAPPELLA
Gerald Moon play, presented by Cur- “The Sichel Collection,” featuring automo- Seeking singers for its May concert en- New, informal, coed a cappella group in RIVER VALLEY CHORUS
tain Call Theatre, 210 Old Loudon Road, CAPITOL STEPS titlted “The Earth in Song and Spirit,” re-
biles from the brass era from more than Delmar, for adults and teens 16 and older. Sweet Adelines group based in Niskayuna
Latham, through March 28, $20. Informa- Famous political satire troupe, April 4, 100 years ago, through March; “The Syra- hearsals at Columbia High School, Luther Information, 439-0130. is looking for women to join group. Infor-
tion, 877-7529. 8 p.m., Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., cuse Mile,” featuring two of the central Road, East Greenbush, 7 to 9 p.m., Tues- mation, 346-5349.
Schenectady, $20-$35. Information, 346- New York’s famous stock cars, plus ongo- days. Information, 370-5434.
JAMES JOYCE’S THE DEAD 6204. ing exhbits including "East of Detroit" and CAPITALAND CHORUS
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mous “Dubliners” story, presented by Saratoga Springs. Information, 587-1935, Openings for all voice parts for women
Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl Visual Arts ext. 20. who love to sing and perform, rehearsals
St., Albany, through April 5, $34-$46. In- are at 7 p.m. Thursdays at New Covenant
formation, 445-7469. NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM BROOKSIDE MUSEUM Presbyterian Church, corner of Orlanso
“Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware “A Few Lines to Let You Know: Letters and Western avenues, Albany. Informa-
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL tion, 785-3567.
from the Weitsman Collection,” through of the Civil War,” through Sept. 4; plus
Classic Horton Foote play, presented by a wildlife art exhibit featuring local artist
Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady fall; “Invaders,” through March; “Rockwell ALBANY CIVIC THEATER
Kent: This Is My Own,” through May 17; Suzanne Shepard, through March 15, 6
Civic Playhouse, 12 South Church St., Charlton St., Ballston Spa. Information, Seeking original works for its July Play-
Schenectady, through March 29, adults plus permanent collections on the 9/11
885-4000. wrights Showcase, no ﬁlm scripts, mono-
$15, students $12. Information, 382- recovery effort, New York state history and
logues, musicals or children’s plays. Mail
2081. geography, Empire State Plaza, Madison TANG TEACHING MUSEUM a copy of the text to Albany Civic Theater,
Avenue. Information, 474-5877.
AND GALLERY P.O. Box 6172, Albany 12206.
ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART “Oliver Herring: Me Us Them,” through TANGO FUSION DANCE COMPANY
Musical based on Anne Frank’s story, pre-
“Hudson Valley: Spanning the Banks,” June 14; Skidmore College, 815 North
sented by New York State Theatre Institute, Auditioning professional dancers by ap-
photographs by Harry Wilks, through June Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,
Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage pointment at Arthur Murray Dance Studio,
7, plus “The Folk Spirit of Albany: Folk Art 580-8080.
College, Troy, through March 26, adults 75 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs. In-
$20, students/seniors $16, children 12 from the Colletcion of the Albany Institute
CLARK ART INSTITUTE formation, 306-4173.
and under $10. Information, 274-3256. of History and Art” and exhibits on Hudson
River School painting, American sculpture “Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris,” through ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY
and the history of Albany, 125 Washington April 26; 225 South St., Williamstown,
Mass. Information, (413) 458-9545. Seeking artists working in soft pastels for
Music Ave. Information, 463-4478. regional juried exhibition that opens on
SCHENECTADY MUSEUM THE HYDE COLLECTION May 22 at Tom Myott Gallery, deadline for
JEREMY JAMES “Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): Ameri- entries is April 1 . Also seeking new artists
“Views of Space,” through April 18, plus
can Marine and Landscape Painter,” that work in pastels, meetings are the ﬁrst
Singer-songwriter, March 27, 7 p.m., Spirit of Schenectady, collection highlights
through April 19; 161 North Warren St., Tuesday of every month at the Dave Fran-
Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., and planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights. In-
Glens Falls. Information, 792-1761. cis Gallery, the Shirt Factory, Glens Falls.
Albany, free. Information, 512-5100. formation, 382-7890.
Programs, artist demonstrations and exhi-
AMY SPEACE & THE TEARJERKS ALBANY AIRPORT GALLERY ARKELL MUSEUM bitions are planned throughout the year.
Playing songs from upcoming album “The “A Remarkable Past: Objects of Outlandish “Love Story,” through May 3; plus “Arkell’s Information, 793-9309 or 793-9350.
Killer in Me,” with opening act Anthony Purpose and Astonishing Conﬁguration,” Inspiration: the Marketing of Beech-Nut
DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
DaCosta, March 27, 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, through March 29; “Repetitive Nature,” in and Art for the People,” ongoing; Canajo-
harie. Information, 673-2314. Openings in the string, horn and percus-
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, $12 caffe Concourse A gallery; “Air Craft,” photos
sion sections. Information, 439-7749.
members, $15 general public. Informa- by Jeffrey Milstein; plus site-speciﬁc in-
tion, 583-0022. stallations by Larry Kagan and Cara Nigro, COLONIE TOWN BAND
as well as installations by Anthony Gar- Call for Artists Several openings, rehearsals on Mondays
REBECCA ANGEL ner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, Route 9, Newton-
Folk rock, March 28, 7 p.m., Emack and Klepsch and Victoria Palermo. Informa- MOP AND BUCKET COMPANY ville. Information, 783-2760.
Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., Albany, free. tion, 242-2243. Holding auditions for a substitute accom-
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Teresa Darling, David Doin, Stephanie Pelham of
Dean’s List Christopher Flowers, Megan
Jacomine, Nicholas Lischynsky,
Adam Mirza, Rostislav Rar, Robert
Jasmine Roberts, Cassandra
Crawford, Jennifer D’Alessandro,
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Franciscan Teichman, Dennis Tenenboym, Gazdik, Brittany Heermance,
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University Michael Zappi and Brian Zink, Justin Smith, Marissa Kruzinski,
of Steubenville all of Niskayuna Rachael Roney, Christian Rossler,
Ashley Luongo of Rotterdam Daksha Bhatia, Christina Jeremy Ryan, Brianna St. John,
Chung, Chris D’Alessandro, Antonia Valentine, Joseph
Matthew Isgro, Kelly Jamison, Venezio, Christal Wheeler and
University at Albany Jesse Jensen, Matthew John White, all of Schenectady
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Christine Bushnell, Jessica Giuseppe Sgueglia, Matthew DelVecchio, Signe Greenwold,
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Proctors plans wine, stor ycircleatproctors.org.
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Council Inc. and Stor y Circle
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Saturday, March 28, 2009 7 p.m. featuring wines, chocolate
donated the proceeds from his
Feb. 2 concert in Manhattan to
10 am – 5 pm Stor y Circle at Proctors
produces a show on SACC TV-
Philips gave the theater $233.
The 20-year-old is a Queens
16, “Story By Story: Sharing the
Washington Avenue Armory & Sports Arena, Albany Human Experience,” as well as
resident, but both his dad,
Raymond Phillips, and paternal
Media performances at Proctors and grandmother, Nancy Phillips,
Sponsors other community venues. Funds were from Schenectady. He
raised will assist in producing heard about the expansion at
future programs in the Capital Proctors and wanted to make a
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Ralph B. Janack Glenville. been an active member of the GE Altamont, NY 12009. Karen Rogers
Ralph B. Janack of Glenville, Memorial contributions may Elfun Society. Donations should be made Kar en V. Askew Markel
beloved husband, father and be made to the Capital District He loved and was loved by in memory of Joseph and Ann Rogers, 61, passed away March
grandfather, entered peacefully Dialysis Center, 650 McClellan his family; his happiest times Lemmond. For directions and 19, 2009.
into the arms of the Lord on St., Schenectady, NY 12304, were large family gatherings and online condolences, please visit Predeceased by ﬁrst husband,
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 or to Immaculate Conception celebrations. He took care of his www.jonesfh.net Lawrence.
following a long illness. Church. family in his quiet and loving
way. When his last and best Sur vivors, husband Gerald;
Born in Car thage, N.Y. on daughters, Lisa Markel, Gretchen
August 20, 1931, the son of the dachshund, Heidi, went blind, Roberta C. O’Brien (David) Connell; stepdaughter,
late Oscar and Mae (Cady) Holman Keeler Joe took good care of her for as Roberta C. O’Brien, 55, died Amanda Rogers; stepson, Greg
Janack, Ralph graduated from Holman N. Keeler, 93, died on long as he could. Joseph enjoyed March 18, 2009.
and used checklists. He kept his (Vicky) Rogers.
Gouverneur High School and March 16, 2009. Pr edeceased by father,
hair short and combed neatly, Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at
from Union College, where he Predeceased by wife, Angeline; Robert; son, Christian. Survivors, the Griswold Funeral Home.
received his bachelor’s degree brother, Donald. Survived by his his shoes shined, his car clean, life par tner, Mar yann Smith
and his checkbook balanced. He Calling Monday 5-8 p.m. Burial
in science. He served with the sister, Thelma Boettger of Troy; (Shadoe); children, Margaret,
voted in every election. He would in the spring. scott-barbieri.com
U.S. Army in Greenland before nieces and nephews. Patrick and Caitlin Paolelli;
launching his professional think this obituary is too long. mother, Helen; grandchildren.
Funeral ser vices 11 a.m. His beloved wife of 53 years, Ann
career at GE’s Materials and Friday, March 20 at the Glenville Calling 4-7 Sunday from Spotlight Newspapers
Processing Lab. He spent 35 Lemmond, died in 2005. Joe took Community news
Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. special care of her in the ﬁnal DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home.
years as a chemical engineer at Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at
Espey Manufacturing in Saratoga
Calling Friday fr om 10-
11 a.m. prior to ser vice.
years of her life.
St. Gabriel’s Church, Hamburg
Springs, retiring in 1995. His devoted brother, Charles St., Rotterdam.
glenvillefuneralhome.com Q. Lemmond and his wife
For a time, he also owned and
operated a ceramic business, Beverly live in Scotia, N.Y.
Joseph is sur vived by his four
Ralph’s Studio, and after his Joseph Lemmond sons and three grandchildren,
retirement, worked part-time at Joseph Vann Lemmond, a
AC Moore in Latham. David Lemmond and his wife
longtime resident of Niskayuna
Shelley live in Silver Spring,
In addition to his parents, he and most recently of Kingsway
Md., Joseph Lemmond Jr. lives
was predeceased by his daughter, Village in Schenectady, died on
in Albany, N.Y., Peter Lemmond
Sandra Janack Chase in 2002 and Monday afternoon, March 16,
lives in Falmouth, Mass. and
his brother Robert in 2003. 2009, at Ellis Hospital. Members
Robert Lemmond and his wife
Ralph is survived by his loving of his family were with him when
Kar en live in Marblehead,
wife Connie, with whom he he peacefully passed away.
M a s s . H i s g r a n d d a u g h t e r,
would have celebrated his 50th Born in 1922 in Monroe, N.C., Sara Lemmond, lives in
wedding anniversar y in June; the son of William O. and Vera Williamsburg, Va., Jonathan
a daughter, Susan DeMarco of Lemmond, Joe graduated from Lemmond, a grandson, lives in
Wilton; sons, Stephen (Margo) Lenoir-Rhyne College and North Berkeley, Calif., four-year-old
Janack of Glenville and Phillip Carolina State University. After Nicholas Bar tlett Lemmond,
(Amy) Janack of Rotterdam; serving in the Signal Corps of Joe’s youngest grandchild,
grandchildren, Ker r y and the U.S. Army during World War lives with his parents in
Connor DeMarco, Joshua Janack, II, Joe moved to L ynn, Mass., Marblehead.
Tyler Chase, Jenna Janack, and where he began his career with
A Mass of Christian Burial will
Sean and Shane Shields; sister, the General Electric Company
be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Dorothy Montanye of Niskayuna; and where he met his future wife,
Helen’s Church in Niskayuna on
sister-in-law, Lorraine Janack Ann Bartlett. In June of 1951, they
Saturday, March 21.
of Ballston Spa; and numerous were married in Swampscott,
nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass. Burial at Most Holy Redeemer
Cemetery in Niskayuna following
Calling hours to which In 1963, Joe and his family
the Mass. Calling hours will be
relatives and friends are invited moved to Niskayuna where he
on Friday, March 20, from 5 to 8
to attend will be held Sunday lived for 45 years. He was an
p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, 1502
from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rossi & Ditoro active member of the community
Union Street, Schenectady.
Funeral Home, 501 Union St., and enjoyed many strong
Schenectady. Ser vices will be friendships, especially those in Contributions may be made to
held Monday at 8 a.m. from his Valencia Road neighborhood. Rehabilitation Support Services,
the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Joe reluctantly retired from GE in Inc., 5172 Western Turnpike,
Home and then to Immaculate 1998, after more than 40 years as
Conception Church, 400 Saratoga an electrical engineer. He worked
Road, Glenville, where a Mass of on projects for GE all over the
Christian Burial will be celebrated world, from Indonesia to Libya
at 9 a.m. Interment will follow
in St. Anthony’s Cemeter y,
Since his retirement, Joe has A world of
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Delmar Dash: Starting its next 20 years Caring for caregivers
By MARCIA ADAMS with friends at the Mother’s Day pleased and excited to welcome By MARY DAIKOS centers now offer classes geared
Race. The entrance fee covers the back The Spotlight as a corporate towards seniors - take a look
The Delmar Dash is just around fee for both of these races. We sponsor. The Spotlight, together The writer is the site director at
the corner; Daylight Savings time is at what’s available, you may be
want to thank the race directors with others, have been ver y Bright Horizons Social Centers at pleasantly surprised! Even better,
now behind us and it is time for the of the Mother’s Day Race, Nancy instr umental in keeping the Carondelet.
ﬁnal preparations for the race. lean on your support network of
Briskie and Jim Tierney, for their entrance cost for the children to We all know it’s true, we’ve all friends, family and professionals,
“There are a lot of little new assistance and cooperation with a minimum level. T-shirts will be heard it so many times before, find a buddy to walk with,
things this year,” explained race this endeavor. provided to race participants of the but the truth remains . . . no one maybe someone willing to listen
director, Tom Adams, “all of which And probably the most exciting kids’ races, while supplies last. can truly take care of someone compassionately and offer advice
should make the event more fun. change for the organizers was And what would the Dash be else unless they take care of only when you ask for it.
Our goal is for each runner to arranging with HMRRC to have without you – the spectators? themselves ﬁrst.
have a positive experience – from Yo u c a n a l s o l o o k t o
registration on line through our The runners comment to us each Ever y caregiver needs to professionals, such as the staff of
the very youngest to the most club’s Web site: www.hmrrc.com. year at how great the support and
experienced and fastest take care of their body and ﬁnd Bright Horizons Social Centers at
Online registration for both adults encouragement is for them as they the time to exercise. Exercise the Beltrone Living Center where
This year, the Dash organizing and children has been operational race along the course. You help improves your health, raises your they have a Caregiver Resource
committee took a look at the since february and is at no cost to each runner make to the finish spirits, and best of all, reduces Center open to any caregiver. And
economic situation facing our the runner. And you do not have to and we all hope you will be back stress. make sure your doctor knows
community and asked what can we be a club member to use this on-line again this year, along the sidelines, that you are a caregiver.
do to help others. The result is that service. If you want to join, you can cheering them on. With spring approaching and
we are asking all race participants warmer weather just around the Caring for a family member
do that on-line as well at the same We will continue the Chamber
to bring a non-perishable food item corner, all of us who care for can have a negative impact on
time you sign up for the race. And Pot award – a trophy sponsored
to donate to the Bethlehem Food someone should pledge to ﬁt a chronic conditions. Try not to skip
you can always register by mail. by the Chamber of Commerce
Pantry. Food pantries are seeing few extra minutes of exercise into appointments and check-ups.
The address is on the registration that represents the winner among
more and more people needing form, also available on the club’s our days. Bright Horizons Social
the corporate teams that enter the
their help, and their supplies are Web site. The organizers of the Start by ﬁnding something you Centers provides respite for
adult race. An eligible team must
being drawn down at a much race would like to give a special love, whether it’s bird watching, caregivers and offers loved ones
have two running members and
higher rate than ever before. If each thank you to Ed Gillen, HMRRC looking at beautiful scenery, or opportunities for socialization,
one volunteer and be a member
participant brought just one can or membership chairperson, for his gardening. And then, get out stimulation, and other therapeutic
of the Bethlehem Chamber of
box of food, imagine the impact that hard work in getting this online there and enjoy it. activities in three convenient
Commerce. The best time for the
we could make for the people in payment option operational. Even a brief 10-15 minute walk locations.
team wins the Pot.
this area. So when you are packing The last change this year is the can boost your spirits and lower For more information about
If you have any questions or
those sneakers to run the race, running shirt. This year’s shirt is your stress. Take a walk around a caregiving for the caregiver
comments regarding the Dash (or
don’t forget the canned goods. again a technical tee but is white peaceful lake or enlist your loved or to inquire as to how Bright
want to volunteer), contact Tom
Another change this year is to with gray inserts. The reﬂective ones help in planting a garden Horizons might help you or a
or Marcia Adams at madams01@
the One Day at a Time Marathon. print on the back of last year’s shirt (remember, it doesn’t have to be loved one, please give us a call at
nycap.rr.com or at the address on
In the past, this marathon started has been retained since it is such perfect!). 459-2857 or visit our website www.
in February and ended with the a nice safety feature. Runners are If you’re a senior, many ﬁtness brighthorizonssocialcenters.org.
last mile run at the Dash. As a urged to pre-register since there
result, the youths either had to run
will be no day-of-race T-shirts.
inside on a track or in not-so-nice Pre-registration for the race ends
weather. This year, we are starting March 30 for both online and
the Marathon off at the Dash and mailed application.
ﬁnishing the last mile run at the This year’s Dash will be held
Mother’s Day Race here in Delmar. on Sunday, April 5. The adult race
We feel this will allow the children will go off at 9 a.m., followed at 10
participating in this mile a day a.m. by the kids’ race. Again, we
marathon to feel the excitement of would like to thank Bryant Asset
running their ﬁrst mile with their Protection for their continued
friends at the Dash. And their ﬁnal support of the adult race.
mile will also be a triumphant run On the kids’ race side, we are
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Senior Whole Health to promote healthcare literacy initiative
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Capital Hearing a cornerstone of hearing care
What follows is a Q & A clients enrich my life well hearing and they help a lot. charge. Cobleskill and, as I said, in
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C a p i t a l H e a r i n g C e n t e r, Q: What is your policy challenge for you in this community to know about You can reach me at Capital
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A: The biggest challenge is A: I want the community
A: In the past few years, with convincing someone to let me to know that I have their best 1030.
Q: What year did your the advent of digital hearing tr y a hearing aid on them so interest at my heart and I live The Albany of fice is open
business star t, and how aids, prices have escalated. that they can see how much by the Golden Rule. I see ever yday and evening and
and why did you get into the It is my opinion that hearing better they will hear. Often clients in of fices in Albany, weekend appointments are
business? aids are overpriced and we people come to me who have Amsterdam, Schenectady and available.
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D.C., and moved to Colonie highest level of care at the have been fit with amplifies too
with my family in the late lowest possible price and in much sound and they just don’t
1950s. My Father, Roland most cases, apples for apples, like wearing them.
Bourgeois star ted a hearing our prices are the lowest in My challenge is to convince
aid business in the Albany
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The business of fers a
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LEGAL NOTICE LJ-20526 the liability company can dress within or without this 9 Burlwood Drive, Albany, be served. SSNY shall mail of process. SSNY shall mail
(March 26, 2009) be served is: Head Trip Re- state to which the Secretary New York. Purpose: For any a copy of process to New copy of process to 632 Hart
R & O RENTALS, LLC Ar- alty, LLC, 631 Quackenbush of State shall mail a copy of lawful purpose. York Realtor Group, LLC Rd W Glenville NY. Purpose:
ticles of Org. ﬁled NY Sec. Road, Schenectady, New any process against the lim- LJ-20604 1003 Bryan Ave Rotterdam Any lawful activity.
of State (SSNY) 1/29/09. LEGAL NOTICE York 12306. The character ited liability company served (March 26, 2009) NY 12303. LJ-20699
Ofﬁce in Schenectady Co. of the business is to conduct upon him or her is: 249 LJ-20639 (March 26, 2009)
SSNY desig. agent of LLC WINN & WHITE LLC, a any lawful business activity Green Street, Schenectady, (March 26, 2009)
upon whom process may domestic Limited Liability for proﬁt that is not otherwise New York 12305. (5) LEGAL NOTICE
be served. SSNY shall mail Company (LLC) filed with prohibited by the laws of the The name and street ad- LEGAL NOTICE
copy of process to 125 Glen- the Sec of State of NY on State of New York. dress within this state of the NOTICE OF FORMATION LEGAL NOTICE
ville St., Rotterdam, NY 1-27-09. NY Ofﬁce location: LJ-20534 registered agent of the lim- OF LLC Articles of Organi- Notice of Formation of LLC.
12306, which is also the Schenectady County. SSNY (March 26, 2009) ited liability company upon zation for 14 WILLOW AVE- OLYMPIA CONSTRUCTION Ronin Marketing and Artist
principal business location. is designated as agent upon whom and at which process NUE, LLC were ﬁled with the GROUP LLC, a domestic Management LLC ﬁled the
Purpose: Any lawful pur- whom process against the against the limited liability Secretary of State of New Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization with
pose. LLC may be served. SSNY LEGAL NOTICE company may be served is: York on February 10, 2009. (LLC) ﬁled with the Sec of the Secretary of State of NY
LJ-20509 shall mail a copy of any Matthew Cardamone, 249 The ofﬁce of the company State of NY on 2-13-09. NY (SSNY) on 02/04/09. The
(March 26, 2009) process against the LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION Green Street, Schenectady, is located in Schenectady Ofﬁce location: Schenectady principal ofﬁce of the LLC
served upon him/her to The OF LIMITED LIABILITY New York 12305. (6) The ef- County. The Secretary of County. SSNY is desig- is located in Schenectady
LLC, 7 Old Fort Ave., Sche- COMPANY (LLC). Name: fective date of the Articles State has been designated nated as agent upon whom County, NY. The SSNY has
LEGAL NOTICE nectady, NY 12306. General MOREAU’S PLUMBING & of Organization shall be the as agent upon which process process against the LLC been designated as agent of
purposes. HEATING, LLC. Articles of date of ﬁling, to wit: January may be served and a copy may be served. SSNY shall the LLC upon who process
NOTICE OF FORMATION LJ-20527 Organization ﬁled with Sec- 2, 2009. (7) The lim- of process shall be mailed mail a copy of any process against may be served. The
OF (March 26, 2009) retary of State of New York ited liability company is to be by the Secretary of State against the LLC served upon address to which the SSNY
Limited Liability Company on February 3, 2009. The managed by one or more to the LLC at Lombardi, him/her to Doug Myers, 931 shall mail process is: 1735
(LLC) 1. The name of the principal ofﬁce of the LLC is members. (8) T h e Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison, Davis Terr., Schenectady, NY Tower St Schenectady NY
LLC is: 812 Broadway As- LEGAL NOTICE in SCHENECTADY County. character or purpose of the Amodeo & Davenport, P.C., 12303. General purposes. 12303. The LLC has no
sociates, LLC Secretary of State of New business of the limited liabil- III Winners Circle, Albany, LJ-20650 specified date for dissolu-
2. The date of the ﬁling of NOTICE OF FILING OF York is designated as agent ity company is to acquire, New York 12205. Purpose: (March 26, 2009) tion and no members of
the Articles of Organization ARTICLES OF ORGANIZA- of LLC upon whom process own, develop, rent, lease, for any lawful activity for the LLC in their capacity as
with the Secretary of State TION OF LORDUS, llc 1. against it may be served. sell or otherwise deal in which limited liability com- members, shall be person-
of New York (SSNY) under The name of the Limited Secretary of State of New real property of every type panies may be formed under LEGAL NOTICE ally or individually liable for
Section 203 is: December Liability Company is: Lordus, York shall mail a copy of any and description. Michael T. the law. any debts, obligations or li-
24, 2008 3. The ofﬁce within LLC. 2. The Articles of Or- process against the LLC to Horan, Esq. Attorney for Lim- LJ-20605 VIRTUS SPORTS, LLC abilities of the LLC. Purpose:
New York State of the LLC ganization of the Company Angela Moreau, 1098 Mary ited Liability Company 670 (March 26, 2009) 1: The name of the limited Any lawful activities pursuant
is located in Schenectady were ﬁled with the Secretary Lane, Rotterdam, New York Franklin Street Schenectady, liability company is VIRTUS to NYS LLC law.
County. 4. The SSNY is of State on January 26, 12306. The purpose of this NY 12305 SPORTS, LLC. 2: The Ar- LJ-20710
designated as agent of the 2009. 3. The County within LLC is to engage in any law- LJ-20574 LEGAL NOTICE ticles of Organization were (March 26, 2009)
LLC upon whom process New York State which the ful activity. ﬁled on February 24, 2009
against it may be served. (March 26, 2009)
ofﬁce of the Company is to LJ-20538 NOTICE OF FORMATION with the Secretary of State.
The post ofﬁce address to be located is Schenectady. (March 26, 2009) OF LIMITED LIABILITY 3: The Office of the LLC LEGAL NOTICE
which the SSNY shall mail a 4. The Secretary of State has COMPANY. NAME: CAME- is in Schenectady County.
copy of any process against LEGAL NOTICE
been designated as agent of LO REAL ESTATE, LLC. 4: The Secretary of State ARTICLES OF ORGANIZA-
the LLC served upon him the limited liability company LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION Articles of Organization were has been designated as TION OF ERSI, LLC
or her is: 695 Rotterdam In- upon whom process against OF LIMITED LIABILITY ﬁled with the Secretary of agent upon whom process Under Section 203 of the
dustrial Park, Schenectady, the Company may be served NOTICE OF FORMATION COMPANY. NAME: Foster State of New York (SSNY) against the Company is to Limited Liability Company
NY 12306 5. The purpose and the post ofﬁce address E D I S O N H O U S E L L C Avenue Properties, LLC. on 08/16/05. Office loca- be served. The address to Law
of the business of the LLC is within this state to which Under Section 206 of the Articles of Organization were tion: Schenectady County. which the Secretary of State FIRST: The name of the lim-
to engage in any the Secretary of State shall Limited Liability Company ﬁled with the Secretary of SSNY has been designated shall mail process is: 1117 ited liability company is ERSI,
lawful act or activity for which mail a copy of any process Law First, the name od the State of New York (SSNY) on as agent of the LLC upon Paul Avenue, Schenectady, LLC. SECOND: The County
limited liability companies against the Company served Limited Liability Company February 9, 2009. Ofﬁce Lo- whom process against it New York 12306. 5: within this state in which the
may be organized under the upon it is: Lordus, LLC 631 is EDISON HOUSE LLC. cation: Schenectady County. may be served. SSNY shall The purpose of the business ofﬁce of the limited liability
Limited Liability Company Quackenbush Road Sche- Second, the Articles of Or- SSNY has been designated mail a copy of process to of the LLC is to engage in company is to be located is
Law of the State of New nectady, New York 12306 ganization were filed with as agent of the LLC upon the LLC, 1037 St. Lucille any lawful act or activity Schenectady. THIRD: The
York. Lordus, LLC 5. The regis- the New York department of whom process against it Drive, Schenectady, New for which the LLC may be Secretary of State is desig-
LJ-20511 tered agent of the limited State on January 30, 2009, may be served. SSNY shall York 12306. Purpose: For organized under the Limited nated as agent of the limited
(March 26, 2009) liability company upon whom Third, the County in which mail a copy of process to the any lawful purpose. Liability Law for the State liability company upon whom
process against the liability the Limited Liability Compa- LLC: 1705 Foster Avenue, LJ-20619 of New York. Filed By: process against it may be
company can be served is: ny is located is Schenectady Schenectady, NY 12308. (March 26, 2009) PARISI, COAN & SACCO- served. The address within or
LEGAL NOTICE Lordus, LLC, 631 Quacken- County, New York. Fourth, Purpose: For any lawful CIO, PLLC without this state to which the
bush Road, Schenectady, The Secretary of State of the purpose LJ-20665 Secretary of State shall mail a
Notice of formation of CAPI- New York 12306. 6. The State of New York has been LJ-20594 LEGAL NOTICE (March 26, 2009) copy of any process against
TAL REGION PROPERTY character of the business is designated as agent of the the limited liability company
SOLUTIONS LLC Arts. of (March 26, 2009)
to conduct any lawful busi- Limited Liability Company NOTICE OF FORMATION served upon him or her is:
Org. ﬁled with the Sect’y of ness activity for proﬁt that upon process against it may OF LLC Articles of Orga- LEGAL NOTICE TIM NIEDZWIECKI 311 Rot-
state of New York (SSNY) on is not otherwise prohibited be served. The principal nization for 1600 UNION terdam Industrial Park
11/25/2008. Ofﬁce Location, LEGAL NOTICE
by the laws of the State of address of the Limited Li- STREET, LLC were ﬁled with SMARTSTARZ, LLC 1: Building 3, Bay 1 Schenect-
County of Schenectady. New York. ability company is 1336 NOTICE OF FORMATION the Secretary of State of NewThe name of the limited li- ady, NY 12306 FOURTH:
The street address is: none. LJ-20533 Union Street, Schenectady, OF LIMITED LIABILITY York on February 13, 2009. ability company is SMART- Purpose of company. The
SSNY has been designated (March 26, 2009) New York 12308. Fifth, the COMPANY. NAME: THE The ofﬁce of the company STARZ, LLC. 2: The Ar- purpose for which the com-
as agent of the LLC upon purpose of the Company is BARREL GOLF, LLC. Ar- is located in Schenectady ticles of Organization were pany is formed is to engage
whom proces against it may to engage in any lawful act ticles of Organization were County. The Secretary of ﬁled on March 5, 2009 with in any lawful acts or activi-
be served. SSNY shall mail LEGAL NOTICE or activity for which Limited ﬁled with the Secretary of State has been designated the Secretary of State. 3: ties for which limited liability
process to: Robert L. Adams, Liability Companies may be State of New York (SSNY) as agent upon which process The Ofﬁce of the LLC is in companies may be formed
Esq., 600 Broadway, 1st NOTICE OF FILING OF organized under the New on 11/18/08. The latest date may be served and a copy Schenectady County. 4: under Section 203 of the
Floor, Albany, NY 12207. ARTICLES OF ORGANI- York Limited Liability Law. of dissolution is 12/31/2107. of process shall be mailed The Secretary of State has limited Liability Company
Purpose: any lawful act. The ZATION OF HEAD TRIP LJ-20546 Ofﬁce location: Schenectady by the Secretary of State been designated as agent Law of the State of New York.
name and address of the REALTY, LLC (March 26, 2009) County. SSNY has been des- to the LLC at Lombardi, upon whom process against SUBSCRIBED this 11th day
registered agent upon whom 1. The name of the Limited ignated as agent of the LLC Walsh, Wakeman, Harrison, the Company is to be served. of March, 2009. David R.
process shall be served is: Liability Company is: Head upon whom process against Amodeo & Davenport, P.C., The address to which the Green, Organizer P.O. Box
Robert L. Adams, Esq., 600 Trip Realty, LLC. 2. The Ar- LEGAL NOTICE it may be served. SSNY III Winners Circle, Albany, Secretary of State shall mail 11177 Loudonville, NY
Broadway, 1st ﬂoor, Albany, ticles of Organization of shall mail a copy of process New York 12205. Purpose: process is: 376 Broadway, 12211
NY 12207 the Company were filed NOTICE OF ARTICLES to the LLC, 227 Alexander for any lawful activity for 2nd Floor, Schenectady, LJ-20725
LJ-20522 with the Secretary of State OF ORGANIZATION OF Avenue, Scotia, New York which limited liability com- New York 12305. 5: T h e (March 26, 2009)
(March 26, 2009) on February 4, 2009. 3. 3 C I - TO W N S E N D, L L C 12302. Purpose: For any panies may be formed under purpose of the business
The County within New York Under Section 203 of the lawful purpose. the law. of the LLC is to engage in
State which the ofﬁce of the Limited Liability Company LJ-20596 LJ-20627 any lawful act or activity LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE Company is to be located is Law (1) The name of the (March 26, 2009) (March 26, 2009) for which the LLC may be
Schenectady. limited liability company is organized under the Limited S.B.F. HOLDING COMPANY,
143 Mohawk, LLC Notice 4. The Secretary of State has 3CI-TOWNSEND, LLC. (2) Liability Law for the State LLC, a domestic Limited
of Formation of the above been designated as agent of The articles of organization LEGAL NOTICE of New York. Filed By: Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Liability Company LEGAL NOTICE
the limited liability company of the said limited liability PARISI, COAN & SACCO- ﬁled with the Sec of State
(“LLC”) upon whom process against company were ﬁled with the NOTICE OF FORMATION NOTICE OF FORMATION CIO, PLLC of NY on 1-15-09. NY Of-
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■ Nisky ■ Saints turned the ball over nine times
Janes Christiansen (midﬁeld), Mike Key players: Gar rett Dollard
Rondinaro (attack) (midfield/attack), John Charton against Louisville’s press, well
Outlook: The Eagles are still a young (midf ield/attack), Cory Brustle under the Cardinals’ average of
(From Page 28) team with several juniors among (defense), Matt Hamilton (goal), (From Page 28) 22 forced turnovers per game.
to work hard to repeat it this year,” the group of returning players, but Davian Brink (midfield), Davey
And then, we began to realize What’s more, Siena forced 17
said Hennessey. Rounds said that the experience they Mitchell (midﬁeld), Cam Signorelli
something as we watched the Louisville turnovers.
gained last year will help them. “I (attack) Translation: the Saints made
Shenendehowa Plainsmen game: Siena wasn’t going to get
think our strength is our defense,” Outlook: Like many of their the Cardinals look like they had
Head coach: Chuck Holohan blown away by Louisville. The
said Rounds. “On offense, I think Suburban Council counterparts, the boulders for hands.
Saints were going to take the
Key players: Ed Francis (defense), we’ll be a patient team. We’re going Garnet Raiders are reloading after But what Siena couldn’t do was
Cardinals’ best shot and fight
Mike Daly (midf ield), Andrew to take our time and try to ﬁnd the graduating several key players. The shut down Louisville when crunch
Dorsey (defense), Anthony Zappone open shot.” key, Joyce said, will be how quickly time came. The Cardinals made
(midf ield), Tim Cole (attack), everyone adjusts to their roles. “It This is something that any
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake all the key plays they needed to
Bob Wardwell (goal), Brandon starts with the scoring at the top, other team from a mid-major
pull out the win, while the best the
Connors (midﬁeld), Mike Stevens Spartans and we’ll work our way down from conference wouldn’t do. Heck,
Saints could do in response was
(midﬁeld) Head coach: Paul Federoff there,” he said. there are some Big East teams
occasionally make a basket to stay
Key players: Ian Schwan (midﬁeld/ that wouldn’t do that against
Outlook: If the Plainsmen are going Columbia Blue Devils Louisville.
within striking distance.
to make a deep run in Sectionals, attack), Mike Eddy (midﬁeld/attack), Head coach: Kyle Randall Perhaps the double-overtime
they are going to need help up front Kyle Jones (midﬁeld/attack), Mike But this year’s Siena Saints victor y over Ohio State took
Key players: Casey Balzer (midﬁeld/
from a group of young players Russell (defense), Ryan Kissane aren’t a typical team. They were too much out of Siena, and the
attack), David Dickie (defense), Tim
including Daly, Cole, Connors and (defense), Collin Whiteford (goal), battle tested in regular season Saints didn’t have enough time
Lockrow (attack), Kyle Green (goal),
Stevens. “I think we’re going to be Connor Nash (goal) losses to the likes of Tennessee, to physically recover. Perhaps
Joanthan Gavitt (midfield), Alex
young, but I think we’ll shock some Outlook: After making their way Gladd (midﬁeld), Christopher Wos Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Louisville was really far better
people. We’re very athletic and very to the Class B ﬁnals last year, the (midﬁeld), Dave Wilbur (attack), Kansas. In ever y one of those than Siena, and it was only because
skilled,” said Holohan. Spartans feel that they’re ready Nick Balzano (long stick midﬁeld), games, Siena played hard from of the Saints’ determination that
to make some noise within the Jake Persons (midﬁeld) start to ﬁnish and never backed they were able to stay close.
Gold Division Suburban Council in their third down.
Outlook: The Blue Devils graduated Perhaps it was a combination of
Ballston Spa Scotties season at the varsity level. “Last year half of last year’s roster, but Randall So when the Saints saw all of those things.
Head coach: Kevin Dayton … I felt that was our building year. Louisville, they didn’t see the But as Louisville continues
said he likes the way newcomers
Key players: Greg Dunlavey This year, I feel it will be a good such as Wilbur, Balzano and Persons No. 1 team in the United States. down its path to the Final Four,
(attack), Mike Boisvert (attack), regular season for us. I’m expecting are gelling with the veterans. “We They just saw a team that played Siena fans can watch with this
Troy Gargiulo (midfield), Chris that we can run with the (class) A have a lot of learning to do with at a fast tempo and liked to apply thought running through their
Ohnsman (defense) schools,” said Federoff. half the team being young guys, a full-court press on defense. heads:
Outlook: The Scotties are relying on Colonie Garnet Raiders but they’re progressing nicely,” said That suited Siena just fine, “We had them. We really had
a new crop of players to help them Head coach: Mike Joyce Randall. as it turned out. The Saints only them.”
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& Notes falls
The Mohonasen girls basket-
tourney titles ball team’s playoff run ended last
Friday with a 68-56 loss to Section
The St. Helens junior and
sixth grade CYO girls teams I champion Alber tus Magnus
from Niskayuna recently won in the Class A state semiﬁnals
tournament titles. at Hudson Valley Community
The sixth grade squad
defeated St. John’s 29-10 to The Mighty Warriors (22-3)
capture the Schenectady stayed close to Albertus Magnus
County CYO championship. through the ﬁrst half, but a 14-8
St. Helens defeated Sara- run by the visitors put Mohona-
toga Catholic 40-11 and sen behind by double digits.
St. Gabriel’s 31-5 in the Nicole Adach scored 20 points,
preliminary rounds. Mohonasen’s Lea McLain tries to dribble past an Albertus Magnus defender during last Friday’s Class A state and Ashley Tallman added 15
semiﬁnal at Hudson Valley Community College. Rob Jonas/Spotlight points for Mohonasen.
Meanwhile, the junior
team captured the seventh
grade division title at the
Glens Falls Super Hooper
Tournament. The Spartans
edged Saratoga and Queens-
bury by identical 33-32 scores
in the ﬁnal two rounds to take
Nisky returns to Class B Sectional ﬁnal after struggling to
ﬁrst place in their division.
Veteran Warriors a last-place ﬁnish in the Suburban
get past the disappointment of last
year’s Sectional quarterﬁnal loss to
(defense), Tyler Weil (attack), David
Klapp (attack), Joe Scully (midﬁeld),
The junior Spar tans will contend Council Gold Division. But, BH- Shaker with a new group of players. Ben VanEarden (midﬁeld), Bobby
include Jazze Lewis, Rachael BL coach Paul Federof f said “We’ve got to see what our goalies O’Connor (midf ield), Cody
Feldman, Amber Yar ter, in Blue Division Niskayuna’s presence in the B’s can do, and we’ve got to see if we Nizolek (attack), Tristan Sperry
Deja Brown, Talya Williams, is not a big deal. can score goals,” said McConaghy. (attack), Michael Regan (attack),
Julia Dyer, Kelsey Shadick, By ROB JONAS “If we can do both things well, then Gill Connors (goal), Eric Hayden
“It just means that we expect to
Shannon Mackesey, Danielle email@example.com we should be ﬁne.” (defense), Hunter Hines (defense)
meet Niskayuna in the ﬁnals this
Simmons and Madeleine Not much has changed within year,” said Federoff. Niskayuna Silver Warriors Outlook: Though the Streaks will
Fitzgerald. the Suburban Council boys Head coach: Mike Vorgang feature several young players in
Niskayuna’s move also means their starting lineup in 2009, Coons
The CYO Spartans include lacrosse ranks. that the Class A playoffs are wide Key players: Dan McKinney
Kelly Waiksnoris, Alexandra said they have the ability to compete
Niskayuna is still the team open, with Guilderland, Shen, (midﬁeld), Jared Franze (midﬁeld),
Summa, Carolina Halburian, right away. “The kids that came up
to beat, with Guilderland and Shaker and Christian Brothers Steve Abba (defense), Josh Martin
Angela Stephano, Olivia from JV, there’s some very good
Shenendehowa poised to be Academy among the early (defense), James Manchester
Souky, Rachael Feldman, lacrosse players in that group,” he
the Silver War riors’ closest favorites to claim the Sectional (goal), Mark Panneton (attack),
Jazze Lewis, Amber Yarter said. “I think we’re all in the same
pursuers. title. Guy Waltman (midf ield), Ryan
and Deja Brown. Alden (defense), Nolan Connors boat in that we’ll have a lot of young
“There’s no question that they’re “It’s good because we’ll have kids, but I think we’ll be right in the
For information on the St. the team to beat,” Guilderland (attack), Justin McKinney (attack),
a state representative in Class B mix in the league.”
Helens program, visit www. coach Sean McConaghy said of Colin Foster (attack), John Quinn
and a state representative in Class Shaker Blue Bison
sthelensgirlscyo.com. Niskayuna. (defense), Sean Collins (defense)
A,” said McConaghy. Head coach: Shawn Hennessey
That won’t be the case when Outlook: With several key players
Zebrowski named the Section II, Class A playoffs
Here is a closer look at this
year’s Suburban Council.
back at both ends of the ﬁeld, the Key players: Luke Walsh (midﬁeld),
Joe Shields (midf ield), Parker
state all-star begin in May, though. Niskayuna
Silver Warriors will be a clear favorite
to win the highly-competitive Blue Armsby (attack), Doug Swezey
Niskayuna Babe Ruth has moved back down to Class B
Division again. “I think it’s going (attack), Michael Battaglia
player Zachar y Zebrowski after playing in the last six Class Guilderland Dutchmen (defense), Nick Huban (defense),
A ﬁnals and winning the last four Head coach: Sean McConaghy to be a great competition, as usual.
was one of 12 players from All the teams in that division are Kenny O’Connor (goal)
across New York to be named Sectional championships. Key players: Kip Stillman (defense),
always competitive,” said Vorgang. Outlook: After making a stunning
to the state’s 12-year-old divi- “We expect to win Sectionals, Rory Nunamacher (midﬁeld), Travis run to the Class A ﬁnal last year,
whether we’re in Class A or in Moore (midﬁeld), Alex Trolenburg “Whoever can focus on the task at
sion all-star team. hand and not look too far ahead will the Blue Bison are hoping to have a
Zebrowski was one of Class B,” said Niskayuna coach (defense), Paul Jones (attack), Brian far better regular season following
Mike Vorgang. Dyer (attack), Dan Lee (midﬁeld), win the division.”
the top leadoff hitters in the a four-win campaign through the
state. Among his statistics Niskayuna’s move is potentially Anthony Powers (midﬁeld), Cody Saratoga Blue Streaks Suburban Council in 2008. “Last
last year: bad news for a Class B program Futia (defense), Christian DePersis Head coach: Jon Coons year was fantastic – but we will have
like Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, (goal), Alex Peebles (goal) Key players: Matt Behan (midﬁeld),
Batting average — .671
which reached last year’s Outlook: The Dutchmen will try to Alec Cloutier (defense), Zack Lafarr ■ Nisky Page 27
On base percentage —
Home runs — 28
Stolen bases — 60
Zebrowski played in more
than 70 games last year.
Saints had No. 1 Cardinals until the end
Another year, another second- Siena basketball history. The No. That wasn’t a thought
round exit by the Siena men’s 1 overall seed in the tournament, many of us had — not when
Starﬁsh schedule basketball team in the NCAA the team that was supposed to the tournament seedings were
spring tryouts Tournament. walk over the ﬁeld on its way to revealed the previous Sunday, and
But somehow, this feels the Final Four in Detroit now we saw Siena was in Louisville’s
The Albany Starﬁsh Swim had to come from behind against bracket. Certainly, not during the
different than last year, when the
Club is holding tryouts and a team from a small college in 41 hours between the Saints’ 74-
Saints got blown out by Villanova.
registration for the 2009 “long
This one hurts less.
Rob Jonas Loudonville. 72 double overtime victory over
course” season Tuesday, No. 8 Ohio State and the tip-off
Don’t get me wrong. It still Naturally, the moment was
April 7, at Niskayuna High away, but the ninth-seeded Saints of the Louisville game. All we
hurts to see a ﬁne season end only ﬂeeting. Louisville ﬂexed its
School and Wednesday, April wouldn’t let the Cardinals do it. were thinking was, “How badly is
abruptly. I think we all would have Big East muscle and went on a
8, at Siena College. Not without a ﬁght, anyway. Louisville going to beat us?”
loved to see what the Saints were 9-0 run to regain the lead. From
Both sessions begin at 6 capable of in a “Sweet 16” match- To wit, Siena’s 15-2 second- then on, the best Siena could do (Note: Around the Capital
p.m. A non-returnable copy of up against Arizona. half run that gave the Saints a was make dents in Louisville’s District, it’s OK to use the term
a birth certiﬁcate, passport, But there’s a little bit of 63-59 lead with seven minutes advantage. The Saints had run “us” when referring to Siena
visa, driver’s license or any satisfaction thrown into the mix left. Prior to that moment, Siena out of gas. because whether or not we
other form of ofﬁcial identi- — perhaps due to the way Siena had been chasing Louisville the But while Siena had that graduated from there, we think
ﬁcation is required. played in Sunday’s 79-72 loss entire game. All of the sudden, second-half lead, something of the school as being part of us.
For information, visit www. to top-seeded Louisville in the Louisville had to chase Siena. clicked inside every Saints fan’s At least, I think we do.)
albanystarﬁsh.org. Midwest Regional. It was per haps the most head:
Louisville tried to put Siena exciting thing to ever happen in “We can beat this team.” ■ Saints Page 27
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